Students enjoy a day of STEM at NPS Discovery Day

Santa Catalina Lower and Middle School students in Grades 6 and 7 enjoyed a day of STEM activities and demonstrations during the Naval Postgraduate School’s Discovery Day.

Students piloted battle bots, explored virtual reality, built a helicopter model, and learned more about NPS’s studies of satellites and meteorology. One highlight was a session on acoustics, where students created sounds by moving their hands around a metal rod.

They also had the opportunity to hear from a NASA astronaut, Navy Capt. Victor Glover Jr., who spent nearly six months aboard the International Space Station as a member of the SpaceX Crew-1 mission. He talked about his path to space and encouraged students to be resilient, to be lifelong learners, and to be good teammates.

It was a fun day packed with learning and inspiration. See more photos.

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