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                            JANN BYTHEWAY  

                      Virgin Galactic Future Astronaut                                                 

The Galactic Unite Bytheway Scholarship is a perpetual program providing $7,500 to first year female college students pursuing STEAM degrees at any 2-4 year college or university in the United States. The program has awarded six scholarships since 2012.  Rewards are renewable for four years and candidates must be US citizens.  For more information: Click here

CHERYL CUNNINGHAM

        Civil Engineer

 

                                                                       Owner of an engineering firm, Cheryl's passion is to inspire girls to recognize                                                                                     engineering as a viable career.  She and her sister, Judy Cunningham, co-authored                                                                          the I Can Be An Engineer collection of books for young children (K-2) that inform                                                                               and excite the reader about  engineering by telling stories from the perspective                                                                               of a little girl.  "Engineers dream, imagine, design and create!" is the prevailing                                                                                 refrain in each book.

 

                                                                    Cheryl created the non-profit organization,  I Can Be An Engineer, with

                                                                     a mission to inspire young minds.  Her program facilitates female engineers to                                                                                visit schools  and other venues to read the books and engage students in                                                                                            interactive discussion about engineering. For more information, please contact                                                                               her at www.icanbeanengineer.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

         MARCIA FIAMENGO                                                     

    Virgin Galactic Future Astronaut                                                                                                                                                                          

Marcia Fiamengo is an ardent champion of spaceflight education emboldening STEAM+ initiatives for the last fourteen years.   A Future Astonaut since 2010, she's an engineer, explorer and informal educator. Marcia is co-producing a sequel to her documentary Generation Explore.  Currently, she is piloting an early education program to put future astronauts and certified astronauts directly in classrooms across the country. For more information, please contact her at http://www.fiaanaut.space

                      STEVE GOLDMAN

                       Creator,  Why U 

Executive Director, Young Composers Challenge

                                                                                                           

With an entrepreneurial background and a passionate composer, Steve created Why U a STEM education website containing free animated mathematics videos.  Why U animated videos are designed for mathematics students and instructors on the K-12 through college levels and as a resource for informal independent study.  Why U videos are designed to give insight into the concepts on which the rules of mathematics are based.  Why U can be viewed at www.WhyU.org or on the YouTube channel MyWhyU.  Why U has over 6 million views to date and over 40,000 subscribers world-wide.

The National Young Composers Challenge is the top competition in America for young composers 13

to 18 years of age.  Each year, a panel of judges selects at least six orchestra and ensemble compositions to be performed by professional musicians at the NYCC Composium at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Arts in Orlando, Florida.  The Composium is recommended for any music student or music lover who is curious about the process of writing music and would like to gain an understanding of how a symphony orchestra works.  Admission is free.  For more information, go to www.YoungComposersChallenge.org.

                                                                                      

 Founder of SpaceKids Global, a non profit organization whose mission is to inspire

 elementary students in technology and space travel.  Sharon has seen first

 hand how a simple visit to an elementary school can make a difference.

 Click here to sign your school up 

               SHARON HAGLE 

       Virgin Galactic Future Astronaut

                      LAURIE A GUZDA

Professional Actor/Director/Writer/Artist

                                                                                  Teaching comedy improvisation workshops throughout the country, Laurie

                                                                                  focuses on "at risks" youths.  She has crafted additional  workshops  that foster                                                                                                             creativity via writing , art, music and photography.  

                                                                                  Her comedic training began in 1980 with Harvey Lembeck at Paramount Studios.

                                                                                  She continued at ABC-TV.  Her acting training came from both the Actor's Studio in                                                                                                         LA and the Actor's Center in London.  Her photography has garnered numerous                                                                                                               awards.  She has written for Paramount Studios, CBS News and National Park Service.

                                                                                  Improvisation is an invaluable tool for strengthening  communication, creative play,                                                                                                    building  team spirit and confidence.  Students develop timing, listening and rhythm                                                                                                     skills.  In the words of Charlie Chaplin, "a day without laughter is a day wasted."

                                                                                  For more information, click here.

                                                                                           SHARON AND MARC HAGLE

                                                                                        Virgin Galactic Future Astronauts 

LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE BAND!

 

In 2015, the Sharon and Marc Hagle Charitable Foundation provided scholarships to Purdue University.  Applicants must graduate in a STEAM program, be a member of the Purdue Marching Band and pay it forward.

                                                                                                                                                                                        

                       

 

                                2015                                                               2016                                                                             2017                                                             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

                                                              2018                                                                                             2019

                                                                                                                                              PAT HYNES

                                                                                                                                 Virgin Galactic Future Astronaut               Pat Hynes serves as the Director of the New Mexico Space Grant 

Consottium (NMSGC), NASA Experimental Program for Competitive 

Research (EPSCoR) and AIAA Associate Fellow. In her role as NMSGC

Director, she became involved in development of Spaceport America

and commercial space programs. In 2005, she co-founded the 

International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight.

With proceeds from ISPCS, she founded the Student Launch Program

which provided annual access to space from Spaceport America for 

research experiements.  To learn more; click here

 

              JOANN McPIKE

   Virgin Galactic Future Astronaut                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

                                                                                          

THINK GLOBAL  is a traveling boarding school spending each

3 month term in a different country. Cost per school year is $79,000 USD to attend but 86% is covered by funds from a non profit. "It's not a school for the rich but for the right kids" said Founder, Joann McPike.  Click here for more information: thinkglobalschool.org

             TIM NASH

 Virgin Galactic Future Astronaut                                             

                                                             For the past several years, Tim has been very engaged in The African Digital Education

                                                             Trust a non-profit company specialising in digital education and technology training.

                                                                   

                                                             The EduTech Training Campus in Westbury, South Africa services students and                                                                                          teachers with courses covering educational leadership, computer literacy, blended                                                                                learning, differentiated classrooms, digital teaching plans, and the use of STEM digital                                                                          content.

                                                              ADET has extensive experience working in East Africa and our programmes specifically                                                                         focus on low-income and under supported students and schools from regional and urban                                                                    townships. For more information click here  

                                                                                                                     

  

                                                                          KEVIN OBARSKI

                                                                             Virgin Galactic Future Astronaut

Realizing the impact of STEM education, Kasey and Kevin Obarski decided to offer financial assistance.   Hosting a fundraiser

in their Atlanta home, they raised over $44K for Galactic Unite scholarships. The scholarship provides two $5000 mertit based renewable awards to first year female college students in the State of Georgia pursing STEM related fields. 

 

Shortly afterwards, Kasey was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.  She passed away

12 months later but not before also forming Jasper's Way, a not-for-profit charitable trust

dedicated to those suffering from cancer.  In honor of Kasey, the Obarski family will continue

to provide opportunities for young women.  

  

           MIKE O'CONNELL

    Virgin Galactic Future Astronaut                                   Since 2012 Mike has been involved in youth STEM                                                                                                                         education through classroom instruction and serving on                                                                                                           the Board of Galactic Unite.  He has participated in Google 

                                                                                                Hangouts with middle school classrooms across the country.

                                                                                                He has coordinated STEM field trips in the San Francisco area

                                                                                                to the 49'ers stadium and to a label manufacturing facility. 

Leading space-and astronomy-related classroom activities since 1995. Ron has inspired thousands of students and adults.  Through his work organizing Galactic Unite Spacechats (live video conferences using Google Hangouts) since 2014, he has united over 350 classrooms with Virgin Galactic Future Astronauts and staff from Virgin Galactic, The Spaceship Company and Virgin Orbit in one-on-one Q&A sessions., reaching 9,500 students as of July 2018.

Click here for more information.

                    RON ROSANO                                              

          Virgin Galactic Future Astronaut                                            

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                     CORRIN VARADY

                                                                                                                                             

In 2013, Varady founded the Institute of Digital Education Africa

(IDEA). With this enterprise, Varady has organized a team of

curriculum writers, designers, and technical developers to create

two digital curriculum products that can be accessed on inexpensive

tablets, which are gaining traction in African countries. The goal

of the digital curriculums is to give students and teachers access 

to quality, up-to-date information that will adapt to many levels of

comprehension.  Email: corrin@myideafrica.com

                                                                                                                                                  TAICHI YAMAZAKI 

                                                                                                                                              Virgin Galactic Future Astronaut

     Founder of ASTRAX, a Japanese space business

     innovator, Taichi Yamazaki has inspired

     thousands of students about space. To learn

     more, follow him on Facebook