United Launch Alliance CEO and President to Discuss Importance of STEM Education, Student Rocket Program at Space Symposium on Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Tory Bruno to Address Media at ULA Booth in Exhibit Hall at 10:15 a.m. MT
What: Media are invited to hear United Launch Alliance (ULA) CEO and President, Tory Bruno, discuss science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education on Wednesday, April 13, at 10:15 a.m. MT. He will be speaking to students touring the booth as part of the symposium, addressing the importance of STEM education. Bruno and ULA interns-turned-employees also will talk about ULA’s Student Rocket Launch program – including the 50-foot-tall Future Heavy intern rocket and its inaugural launch in July.
Since 2009, ULA has teamed up with Ball Aerospace to offer students a real-world space industry experience by launching rockets they build as part of their internship. Over an eight-week period, working on their own time, the students design, build and test the rockets and the payloads with the guidance of mentors from both companies.
The 2016 Student Rocket Launch, sponsored by United Launch Alliance, Ball Aerospace, and the Space Foundation, will be the culmination of five years of work by more than 300 students.
ULA is the nation’s premier launch services company and is transforming the future of space launch through its innovative new rocket and technology, while significantly reduce the cost of launch services.
Where: The discussion will take place at the ULA booth (number 823) in the Exhibit Hall of the 32nd Space Symposium, which is held at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Media currently registered for the Symposium are invited to attend in person.