Rose State College Promotes Aerospace Careers At Camp For Kids


Wednesday, July 7th 2021, 11:28 am
By: Tevis Hillis


MIDWEST CITY, Oklahoma -

Who wouldn't want to be a fighter pilot or an astronaut?

Well, for kids who have those big dreams, the “Rocket Discovery” camp at Rose State College wants to help your child achieve that dream.

On Tuesday, children started building rockets. Depending on the air outside, some of them could go up to 100 feet in the air.

Once those are finished up, the students will build a hot air balloon.

These are all "hands-on" activities, but the kids will also get to hear from important speakers like the first Native American astronaut and those living out their dream to serve in the Air Force.

They will also explore Oklahoma while continuing to learn about air and space.

The goal of these camps are to give the children opportunities to see them have a career in this industry one day.

But not all kids enter the camp with a love of science.

"When they leave on Thursday afternoon, they want to be in engineer and whether that is aerospace engineering or electrical engineering, opening up these classes gets them excited," said Kylene Glidewell, the Rose State Kids College Program Manager.

Students who would like other opportunities to go to camp have chances to learn more about virtual reality, video game design and coding.

There are a lot of STEM programs that you can enroll your child in. Click here to learn more about the Kids College at Rose State College or call 405-733-7392.