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Rogers Explorers at Asbury University – Day Two

Day two of our Rogers Explorers camp at Asbury University!

Our scholars began their day with a ropes course facilitated by the Asbury University Adventure Leadership Program. They learned to build their leadership and communication skills through challenging teambuilding activities.

Students also heard from Michael Ross, professor of marketing at Asbury University, about entrepreneurship.

After lunch, our scholars split into their major courses: technology and biology. In their coding class, students learned about the importance of technology and innovation. They learned the value of technological skills. They were taught beginner level computer programming through Hour of Code learning software. Students learned the basics of HTML and CSS programming languages and created a basic webpage. In the biology classes, students studied urine and blood samples. They studied the concentrations of both and learned that this method is used as a diagnostic tool for detecting illnesses.

We ended the afternoon with a live video conference with Dr. Tracie Prater, a former Hazard, Kentucky resident and current mechanical engineer for NASA at the Marshall Space Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Our scholars got the chance to ask Dr. Prater questions about her career as an engineer, about space, and how she built her impressive career.

We ended the day with some games and an ice cream party!

Today was a full day for our Rogers Explorers!

We are making friends, learning to be better leaders in our schools and communities, and having fun!