Today we heard from Steve Heck who spent 20 years in the military, is a teacher at Milford schools and is also an astronaut. Steve thanked local businesses for their vital help in keeping schools going.
The topic today was about a program Steve helped design that will begin in Milford and be expanded to the nation. This program will not cost the schools money and has an executive committee full of CEOs from several local companies. The goal is to improve STEM education for fifth graders which includes Science, Technology, Engineering and Mechanics. Phase 1 begins with the training of teachers and students in STEM education. Phase 2 involves student experiments which will be flown in space over the summer. They believe this program will impact over 10,000 people in the first year and intend to run this at least 5 years.