Aerospace Academy to offer August sessions for SeaAero Camp
07.12.2016 | By Jeannie Peng Mansyur
The Aerospace Academy at San Jacinto College invites anyone ages 14-21 to participate in this summer’s SeaAero Camp to better understand the role underwater robotics play in the aerospace industry.
This week-long camp, funded by the Texas Workforce Commission Summer Merit Grant, will involve underwater robotics and general engineering. Topics to be discussed and demonstrated will include STS-51L (Challenger) and STS-107 (Columbia), underwater robotics standards, the engineering design lifecycle, overcoming everyday challenges in robotics, SeaPerch construction and tours of Space Center Houston and the University of Houston-Clear Lake robotics lab.
By the end of the week, camp participants will have an understanding of the construction and design of robotics; the role NASA plays in the community and society; and the importance science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers play in society.
Two SeaAero camp sessions will take place from Aug. 1-5 and Aug. 8-12. The camp is free for those who qualify. To register please contact Jason Fontaine, project coordinator with San Jacinto College Aerospace Academy, at Jason.Fontaine@sjcd.edu or call (281) 244-6803.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.