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GVSU engineering camp will feature first female German astronaut candidate

June 13, 2018

GVSU engineering camp will feature first female German astronaut candidate

Middle school girls will get a glimpse into the careers of engineering during a four-day camp in June at Grand Valley State University. Campers will get to meet a special guest this year: Lisa Marie Haas, a physicist and engineer for Bosch who is one of six finalists to become the first female German astronaut. 

Science, Technology and Engineering Preview Summer (STEPS) Day Camps will be held June 18-21 and June 25-28 in the Kennedy Hall of Engineering on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus. The camp is held to expose female students to careers in STEM occupations, which are made up of less than 30 percent women. 

About 95 campers from 47 area schools will get hands-on engineering experience by designing, manufacturing and flying electric airplanes. Campers will attend classes and engage in topics such as coding, aerodynamics and 3D printing. They will also visit the Gerald R. Ford International Airport to see fixed wing and helicopter airplanes.  

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Photo: Lisa Marie Haas, one of six finalist to become the first female German astronaut, will visit students participating in STEPS Day Camps.
Photo Credit: KlampAckel

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