Generation 1st Degree-Pico Rivera will launch its inaugural “A Day In Space” event to expose youth to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) on April 22 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at El Rancho High School in Pico Rivera.
The free community event will begin with an open plenary, moderated by NBC4 Reporter Kim Baldonado and featuring guest speakers including former NASA Astronauts José Hernández and Mark Kelly; Diana Trujillo, Mars Curiosity Mission Lead-NASA JPL and Will Pomerantz, Vice-President Special Projects, Virgin Galactic. The day also includes breakout sessions, as well as an interactive Space Fair with hands-on activities for preschool children and up.
Keeping with Generation 1st Degree-Pico Rivera’s mission of one college degree for every Pico Rivera household, the event will also host a college row of University and Cal State booths with representatives from their engineering programs.
The community event is free and for all ages. For more information or to register, visit http://g1dpicorivera.org/event/a-day-in-space/.