DiscoverE program receives Community Leader Award for opening young minds to the possibilities of STEM education – Folio

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DiscoverE program receives Community Leader Award for opening young minds to the possibilities of STEM education – Folio

by ahnationtalk on June 9, 202121 Views

June 09, 2021

What began as a summer camp nearly 30 years ago has blossomed into a year-round program that has created indelible experiences for half a million youth in Canada.

Callie Lissinna graduated from the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Engineering with the distinction of being part of the team responsible for the very first satellite mission, ExAlta-1, to ever come out of Alberta.

Four years later, the AlbertaSat alum has her own startup building satellites that take high-resolution pictures of Earth primarily so farmers can tell what their crops need to optimize yield.

But despite possessing an insatiable fascination with space for as long as she can remember, Lissinna said she owes at least a small part of her successes to the fact that early on, she was able to see other girls reach for the stars.

Read More: https://www.ualberta.ca/folio/2021/06/discovere-program-receives-community-leader-award-for-opening-young-minds-to-the-possibilities-of-stem-education.html

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