Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
Pictured here is an insider’s view of the target chamber at NIF, which houses the largest laser in the world. Also on the agenda were LLNL tours with a former Astronaut, Physicist, and Engineer; followed by a discussion of the naming of element 116: Livermorium with a LLNL Chemist. All in a days work for a future Star Builder!
EcAMSat (E. coli Anti-Microbial Satellite)
EcAMSat is a small shoebox-sized satellite containing a miniature biology lab, developed and constructed at NASA’s Ames Research Center. Romanieo Jr. was treated to a mini “master class” of the science behind the satellite by NASA Chief Engineer, Dr. Stevan Spremo. He then got to watch the launch of this and several other instruments as they were sent up to the International Space Station from NASA Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
The secret sauce to creating passion in young learners is hands on experiences. It is our goal to take this one step further and to bring science from the worlds foremost laboratories into the hearts and minds of this demographic. Giving them an up-close access pass to things never imagined.
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Join us Thursday, June 21st at 8 PM on NBC’s Little Big Shots as Romanieo Jr. bring Steve Harvey into his unique world of advanced studies and his access to “big science” around the globe as an Ambassador to CERN. Special surprise guest, Bill Nye The Science Guy.