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Meeting A Real Rocket Scientist

A highlight of overnight camp each year is career night. On the Wednesday evening of overnight camp we bring in outside speakers from various industries or academia to help campers understand different career paths, available jobs, and the schooling needed in STEM. This helps campers find direction for the future and perhaps alerts them to fields they didn’t even know existed. 

Over the years we’ve hosted rocket scientists, cyber security engineers, college deans, college math professors, the inventor of the MRI, and others. Each of these presenters has encouraged our campers to continue in STEM and has gladly answered any question they have (and they always have great questions!). 

This year’s career night speaker was Jeremy McCauley, the Lead Mechanical Engineer at the Space Sciences Laboratory at the University of California at Berkeley. He has worked on 18 flight projects ranging from instruments smaller than your hand to the THEMIS cluster of five spacecraft launched atop a single rocket. His designs can be found in orbit around the earth, the Sun, and even Mars. He is currently leading the Enceladus Organic Analyzer (EOA) development in an effort to test for organic molecules and amino acids on Saturn. Our campers loved hearing from Jeremy, a real rocket scientist (and they’ll enjoy his article included later in this newsletter!).

You never know who you’ll meet at Camp Infinity!

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Robert Ring

RJ is a blog writer for Camp Infinity and a student at Bob Jones University majoring in engineering. He loves considering the science and technology claims of science fiction stories. He also loves reading. Throughout his life he has been a dreamer, imagining a never ending series of what ifs and maybes. From a young age, God gave him a passion for learning all he could about the world around him.

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Jason is the social media manager for Camp Infinity. He loves helping us tell the stories of Ci through the digital mediums of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Max Lorentz has loved science (and astronomy in particular) since childhood. He enjoys sharing it with others, especially with young people. He studied mathematics as an undergraduate and is currently completing a Ph.D. in astronomy.

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Jeremy Ervin

Dr. Jeremy Ervin is the Inaugural Dean of the School of Education at Cedarville University. With his experience in providing professional learning for K-12 teachers and his time teaching pedagogy in higher education, he recognizes how the 21st Century classroom needs to center on the engagement of the learner with enduring understandings.

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