What’s this about?
Two students from the American Degree Program (ADP) at Taylor’s University, Ng En Vi, 19, currently in his second year, majoring in Business and Lucas Ng, 18, first year student majoring in Engineering, embarked on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure in Alabama, United States when they were selected for a one week program at Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy (HESA).
What were the highlights?
The group of 150 students enrolled in Space Camp endured an intensive week learning the ropes of NASA’s control room, space orbiter and space station. Groups of students were faced with various challenges including a simulated astronaut training exercises, jet simulations and scenario-based space missions. The activities planned during the camp encourage students to address the critical role of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education plays in competitiveness and the future economic prosperity. According to Lucas, “The Space Academy was a great opportunity to apply what I have learned so far in my course and to gain further theoretical knowledge for upcoming subjects.” En Vi, who’s looking to continue his studies in the US had also received recognition by the committee at Honeywell when presented the “Inspiration Award” before the camp came to a close.
Where can I find out more?
For more information, log in to www.taylors.edu.my