A balmy summer night of dinner, swing-dancing, star-spotting, and interstellar cocktails brings out the best of our aerospace industry at the Galaxy Ball. This evening celebrates the partnership between the government, corporate America, and the everyday volunteers, who all work together to inspire the next generation. In conjunction with the International Year of Astronomy a four-course Tuscan feast sets the stage to bring children the thrill of discovery Galileo Galilei felt 400 years ago. This year Mr. Pete Wilhelm, Director, Naval Center for Space Technology, and Miles O’Brien, former CNN chief technology and environment correspondent will also be honored for their contributions.
“The key is keeping kids engaged over the years,” says founder, Nicholas Eftimiades. “Sure a kid may have a memorable science class in Middle School, but in order to keep that passion alive, you really have to create a fun, fostering environment outside of school. We see tomorrow’s leading engineers in the making.”
With the great strains on the educational system, the task of keeping children engaged has turned outwards. One organization in the DC area has done just that, inspiring kids as young as eight in aerospace engineering. The major players in the space industry recognize where tomorrow’s rocket scientists are coming from: the Federation of Galaxy Explorers. This group provides a solid, continuous learning base for kids to keep them interested and engaged, from eight to eighteen.
The Federation of Galaxy Explorers is a non-profit organization that galvanizes support for science and engineering, while using space as a theme. They reach over 25,000 children through after-school programs, summer camps and year-round community events.
If you would like more information about the event, or to order tickets, please contact Stephanie Edwartoski via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Federation of Galaxy Explorers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that educates children on science and engineering, while using space as a theme.