2020 Rogers Explorers,

Since we were not able to have an in-person camp this year, we have organized a series of Zoom calls to highlight STEM careers in the space science field.

Please read through the information below. This is your chance to experience a part of our normal schedule without leaving your home! You will have to register for each zoom meeting. Please do so by each deadline. I have included bios so you can read about the speakers before the call. The calls should not last any more than an hour each. If you have any questions, please let me know.




July 27 @ 9 a.m. – NASA/Space Science Session with Sarah Estep

Sarah Estep, a Science Hill, KY native, was a 2014 Rogers Scholar and 2020 Morehead State University graduate. Estep graduated with her degree in space science. During the summer prior to her senior year, she interned for 10 weeks with NASA at their Armstrong Flight Research Center on the Edwards Air Force Base in California. Currently, she has accepted a position as a System Safety Engineer at Boeing in Huntsville, AL where she will be working on safety for NASA’s Space Launch System, a powerful-advanced launch vehicle that will be used to explore deep-space destinations.

Deadline to Register is July 24!

July 28 @ 10 a.m. – NASA/Space Science Session with Bo Lowery

Bo Lowrey has more than 40 years of involvement in space science, ranging from a space-focused amateur radio organization where he was the area coordinator for Kentucky, to his most recent outreach activity as a contributor of all things related to space science in the non-formal and informal education community. He frequently speaks to local after school astronomy and engineering clubs, to groups at public libraries, and has spoken at several educational and scientific conferences on STEM topics. He works with middle and secondary students to place experiments on the International Space Station, and is a volunteer at the University of Louisville Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium. He has attended NASA and JPL training opportunities, and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Louisville. He retired from the Jefferson County Public Schools where he was the Director of Telecommunications.

Deadline to Register is July 24!

July 30 @ 9 a.m. – NASA/Space Science Session with Tracie Prater

Dr. Tracie Prater is an aerospace engineer in the Materials and Processes Laboratory at the NASA Marshall Spaceflight Center in Huntsville, AL. She is currently the laboratory lead for the in-space manufacturing (ISM) project. She obtained her Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Vanderbilt University in 2012, an M.S. in mechanical engineering from Vanderbilt, and a B.S. in physics from Eastern Kentucky University.

Deadline to Register is July 28!