Wednesday, January 24, 2007

SWE's Introducing Girls to Engineering Workshop

This Saturday, I will be volunteering at the Space Coast's SWE chapter for their annual Introducing Girls to Engineering Workshop. I signed up to assist with the Bottle Rocket's workshop module. Unfortunately, the engineering field is still a field that attracts few women. But I am proud to be taking part in encouraging the engineering field to these young women. I'll make sure to post some pictures of our cool bottle rockets!

I've been keeping really busy for the past week. I am wrapping up the three graduate courses I am taking. I still have three research papers to write and 2 finals to go. It's been real busy at work as Atlantis is getting ready to roll over to the VAB in about 2 weeks, Discovery continuing post-mission processing, and Endeavor getting ready for STS-118. By the way...STS-117 will be launching out of pad 39A!!

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. A while back, "I've made the commitment". The committment to support and make others aware of cervical cancer and the ways one can prevent the disease. Whether you are a woman or a man, you can still educate yourself and share with others on the prevention methods. During the month of January and February, $1 to the Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation will be donated for every online commitment made during January and February. If you make the online commitment, you will get a free bead bracelet kit. I just got mine in the mail today.

1 comment:

Patrick (fishlamp) said...

As busy as you are, I very much admire the fact that you constantly give back, and strive to inspire others. Keep it up!