Submitted by Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor
The excitement was high as Soroptimist officers presented a check for $1,000 to members of the Friday Harbor Aerospace Design Team to support their participation at NASA in the World Championship of the International Space Settlement Design Competition. A team of 12 students, instructor Dan Garner and three chaperones left on July 24 to the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida.
The Friday Harbor High School team, whose name is Island Orbital Technologies, was awarded an invitation to compete in the world finals by producing one of North America’s top four design proposals.
In the two-day competition, students recreate the experience of working on an aerospace company’s proposal team. Teams are asked to envision space colonies in accordance to a Request for Proposal, or RFP, and then present their proposal to a professional panel.
Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor supports the education of women and girls locally and internationally. The $1,000 contribution from Soroptimists was combined with donations from other organizations to ensure that all team members could attend.
To learn more about Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor, visit www.sifri.org.