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As part of the foundation's program, sixteen Costa Rican girls visited NASA last year.

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Ticas girls win a trip to NASA

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Published on Thursday, September 14, 2023
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff


The "She Is Astronaut" initiative of the "She Is Foundation" chose ten Costa Rican girls to visit NASA's Space Center in Houston, Texas, United States of America.

According to the organization, the Costa Ricans were picked from over 800 contestants across the country.

Those chosen will have the opportunity to learn about STEAM education from NASA specialists and visit one of the world's largest space research facilities for one week in December.

STEAM Education is an approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking.

Among other things, the girls attend classes and workshops on STEAM careers, robotics, adolescent pregnancy prevention, leadership, financial education, life purpose, emotional intelligence, cyberbullying, and entrepreneurship.

They will meet key executives such as Sandra Cauffman, deputy director of NASA's Astrophysics division, and Adriana Ocampo, NASA's head of Earth Systems for satellite maintenance, among others.

As part of the foundation's program, sixteen Costa Rican girls visited NASA last year.

Since 2019, the Colombian-based "She Is Foundation" has been working on the astronauts program, a worldwide known initiative in collaboration with NASA. The program's goal is to break down gender preconceptions.

What have you heard about young women hoping for a chance to join the STEAM program? We would like to know your thoughts on this story. Send your comments to news@amcostarica.com