November 14th, 2011: Captioning Space Camp – Fully funded trips to Space Camp in the US

Press Release

Embassy of the United States

Dublin, Ireland

42 Elgin Road, Ballsbridge

Telephone:  01-668-9308

 

 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2011

In honor of Ireland’s Year of Science, Deputy Chief of Mission John Hennessey-Niland announced on November 14 details of the “Captioning SPACE CAMP®” Competition at John Scottus School in Dublin.  The competition prizes, sponsored by the U.S. Embassy, will include fully funded trips to Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama for two students and one teacher during the summer of 2012.

 

SPACE CAMP® was founded in 1982 as the U.S. Space & Rocket Center Museum’s education program to promote the study of math, science, and technology. This educational program couples classroom instruction with hands-on activities and teaches teamwork, decision-making, and leadership. Space Camp has become known as one of the premier math/science/technology educational programs in the United States.

Win a chance to go to SPACE CAMP® in Huntsville, Alabama! The U.S. Embassy Dublin will send one teacher and two students between the ages of 13 and 17 to Space Camp in the summer of 2012. SPACE CAMP® was founded in 1982 as the U.S. Space & Rocket Center® Museum’s education program to promote the study of math, science, and technology. This educational program couples classroom instruction with hands-on activities and teaches teamwork, decision-making, and leadership. SPACE CAMP® has become known as one of the premier math/science/technology educational programs in the United States. There are two separate contests for teachers and students. See the U.S. Embassy website for details, http://dublin.usembassy.gov. With special thanks to Dublin City University.

The competition will run from November 14 to December 11 and winners will be announced in January 2012. This competition is part of the U.S. Embassy’s science outreach in 2012. During a presentation at Dublin City University on October 6, 2011, NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough spoke about the program at Space Camp and their impressive shuttle simulators.

If you require further information, please contact: Karyn Posner-Mullen, Director of Public Affairs, 01668 8777 x 2105.