On Saturday, October 19th, 2019, WSU will host the symposium "Celebrating the Scientific Legacy of NASA and Apollo". This event, which is funded by a grant from the NASA Kansas Space Grant Consortium, also features an essay competition that was open to Kansas college students. The organizers are very pleased to congratulate the winners of this contest:
First Place: Emma Worthington (Fort Hays State), for her essay "665 Days in Space: The Peggy Whitson Journey"
Second Place: Courtney Johnson (Kansas State), for her essay "A Glass Ceiling to the Stars is No Match for Kansas Women"
Third Place: Bryan Cline (Wichita State), for his essay "Project Apollo: A Hero’s Journey"
Both the first and second place winners will read their papers during the symposium. The event, which is free and open to the public, features talks from a variety of experts on NASA's science and history, including a keynote lecture from Dr. Roger D. Launius, NASA's Chief Historian from 1990 to 2002.
Congratulations again to Emma, Courtney, and Bryan!