24 student's from the City of Rialto were granted the amazing opportunity to visit NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena California. With the support of the Rialto School District, this select student group was excused from school and allowed to attend this event on Monday, February 29, 2016. Students departed from the Rialto City Hall at approximately 8:30 am with parents, younger siblings, city staff, and school counselors waiving goodbye. The Rialto School District was selected among 32 additional school districts in San Bernardino county joining additional Southern California cities such as the City of Compton, La Puente and Long Beach.
SPACECRAFT ASSEMBLY FACILITY
OBJECTIVE: To create an air tight Rocket equipped with aerodynamics that would launch with the assistance of air pressure.
Students visited JPL's Mission Control Center and learned about how information is transferred to and from all satellites roaming in space.
One of the first stops landed the group at JPL's Flight Projects Center where students were engaged in hands on activities such as; building and launching Rocket Prototypes and developing Planetary Balloon Creations.
OBJECTIVE: To create a Planetary Balloon that is capable of ascending, descending, and hovering based on weighted materials.
Mission Control Center
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Students and family members gather at Rialto City Hall before departure to NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab.
SPACE FLIGHT OPERATIONS FACILITY
This room is sealed for preparation of spacecrafts. Only authorized personnel may enter in a full "Clean Suite" to prevent adding particles such as human skin, oil or hair to the clean atmosphere. Students also caught a glimpse of the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD).
Monday, February 29, 2016
MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS FROM THE CITY OF RIALTO VISIT THE JET PROPULSION LAB IN PASADENA CALIFORNIA.
In association with the White House Office of Science and Technology and President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper "National Lab Week", NASA invited organizations and students who do not traditionally have the opportunity to visit local Labs and Centers and engage them in STEM-related activities and learning. My Brother's Keeper is an initiative that was developed by the Obama Administration, joining with cities and towns, businesses, and foundations who are taking important steps to connect young people to mentoring, support networks, and the skills they need to find a good job or go to college and work their way into the middle class.
As supporter of the My Brother's Keeper initiative, the City of Rialto joined forces with the Rialto Youth Collaborative and identified students who will benefit the most from this experience and raised funds for transportation along with lunch for these selected students. Special thanks to sponsor WEST YOST ASSOCIATES for donating $1,313.76 to RYC wich funded the entire trip along with a bag full of goodies!
LEFT: George Harris, Mayor Deborah Robertson, Stephen Dopudja, Sheree Lewis and Perry Brents.
PAST EVENTS, PROJECTS, AND SERVICES
Students gather in front of City Hall with Rialto City Mayor, Deborah Robertson before departure.
My Brother's Keeper "National Lab Week"
STEM - Activities and Learning
Planetary Balloon Creations
National Lab Week at the
NASA Jet Propulsion Lab
FLIGHT PROJECTS CENTER