Project INSPIRE: Mission Inspire

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Logo for Mission Inspire STEM Bowl and text, "Build a rocket!"

At Project INSPIRE we are excited to announce an activity for U.S. braille readers who are 11-15 years of age. We’re calling this free program Mission INSPIRE. This 3 session online STEM bowl is similar to a science fair.

Our “rocket scientists” will be building rockets with materials we will send to them.

In our first session on April 23 (11:30-1:00 EST) our “Mission Control” staff will show our rocket scientists what they need to do. They will then have 3 weeks to build their own rockets and collect data. On May 14 (11:30-1:00 PM EST) we’ll all join together for our rocket scientists to do their presentations. This will be followed the Saturday, May 21 (11:30-1:00 PM EST) with our Hatch Closing Awards Ceremony.

If you have a budding rocket scientist who is a braille reader in math and science classes we ask that you share the attached flyer with them and their family. A family member will need to register their child for consideration for Mission INSPIRE. The registration link is on the flyer.

STEM Bowl Mission INSPIRE flier

Registration closes March 28. We will notify rocket scientists if they are or are not selected for Mission INSPIRE.

Thank you,

Tina Herzberg and the other members of the Mission Control Team

Tina S. Herzberg, Ph.D.
Professor and Coordinator of Special Education – Visual Impairment Program
USC Upstate; School of Education, Human Performance, and Health; HEC 3039
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Office: 864-503-5572
Fax: 864-503-5574

Visit: Project INSPIRE: Increasing the STEM Potential of Individuals who Read Braille

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