2016 Astronaut Lacy Veach Day of Discovery
Hawai‘i Space Grant was again a proud cosponsor of the Astronaut Lacy Veach Day of Discovery held to honor this astronaut and explorer who considered Honolulu his home. Initiated in 2002 by Art and Rene Kimura, directors of Future Flight Hawai‘i, this day-long event for students in grades 4-12 showcased wonderful, hands-on activities in 17 workshops and 18 exhibits. Keynote speaker Nainoa Thompson, Polynesian Voyaging Society, energized the crowd. The day ended with a VEX IQ Robotics qualifying tournament. This event was cosponsored and supported by Hawaiian Electric Company, Punahou School, the family of Lacy Veach (Diana and Abe Barcena), and Hawai‘i Space Grant Consortium. Over two hundred volunteers made the day happen, and enrollment for the 600 available seats filled quickly.