Members of the McKeon Group participate in a range of outreach and public communication events, both through GALCIT and externally.
Science for March
Members from the McKeon group participated in the Science for March event at Caltech on March 31. Members of the group prepared and discussed a poster on the beauty of fluid mechanics. Graduate student David Huynh gave a Ted-style talk entitled "You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to think like one".
Caltech/Base-11 Aerospace Mentorship Program (AMP)
The Caltech/Base-11 Aerospace Mentorship Program (AMP) brings community college students who are under-served in STEM to Caltech for both academic year and summer research programs.
GALCIT’s partnership with Base-11 appeared in a New York Times Higher Education section story on innovative skills gap-bridging programs.
David Huynh gave a TED-style talk on mentoring and opportunities in aerospace as part of the Caltech/Base-11 AMP program.
Caltech Space Challenge
The Caltech Space Challenge brings 32 talented and highly-motivated undergraduate and graduate students to the Caltech campus to participate in a week-long space mission design competition. The participants are split into two teams and both teams work under the mentorship of experts from industry, NASA and academia to design their mission concept from scratch to final proposal. The Challenge is a unique opportunity for young and enthusiastic students to build technical and teamwork skills, interact with world-renowned experts in space exploration and connect to like-minded peers from all around the world. The event is organized under the leadership of two GALCIT graduate students and happens every other year, with the next edition taking place end of March 2019.
El Caltech Visit
In July, Angeliki Laskari, David Huynh, Maysam Shamai and Morgan Hooper gave a lab tour and demonstration to a group of 25 senior high-school students participating in the Engineering Innovation enrichment program at Pasadena City College. Engineering Innovation is a summer program for motivated high school students with an aptitude in math and science and an interest in (or curiosity about) engineering. This program has been available to high school students since 2006. In the program, students learn to think and problem-solve like engineers and have the opportunity to earn Johns Hopkins University (JHU) credit.