MCLEAN, VA – June 9, 2017
Telophase engineer Kevin McDonnell gave a presentation to students at Churchill Elementary School in McLean, Virginia. He is currently working as a design engineer for the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST). Kevin prepared a presentation that covered the history of NASA’s space telescopes with emphasis on Hubble, James Webb, and WFIRST. He brought a scale replica of WFIRST with detachable modules, banners, and displays. Although his presentation was meant to cover space telescopes, Kevin fielded questions regarding space, stars, galaxies, and the possible existence of extra-terrestrial life, space travel, black holes, and many other topics.
This was the second presentation Kevin has given in hopes of fostering interest in the STEM fields and there was no shortage of enthusiasm regarding the topics covered. He received over 100 thank you notes and looks forward to doing more talks in the future. You can learn more about WFIRST here: https://wfirst.gsfc.nasa.gov.
See some of the letters from the students below:
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