Stoneleigh-Burnham students had the chance to connect with Dr. Lenore Rasmussen, Polymer Chemist, Founder, and Chief Technology Officer of Ras Labs, in a video conference hosted by Rachel Power of NASA’s Digital Learning Network (DLN) at the Kennedy Space Center.
Dr. Rasmussen and her colleagues work on a product she created called synthetic muscle that is made out of polymers that may one day be used to make prosthetics or a variety of items that are useful both on Earth and in space.
While Stoneleigh-Burnham was the only school to participate on camera in the conference, it was also streamed live on Nasa’s DLN channel, where anyone was able to live tweet or e-mail Dr. Rasmussen. At SBS, there were 25 eighth grade students, 13 upper school students, and six teaching faculty in attendance for this exciting event. Stoneleigh-Burnham’s participation was organized by science teacher Andrea Tehan Carnes.
Dr. Rasmussen’s closing words were, “Keep the promises you make yourself.”
A photo gallery of the event can be seen by clicking here.
You can watch the entire webcast here.
Read a blog post by Andrea Tehan Carnes by clicking here.