Bernard Harris

ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp Media Day Recap

From June 2-14, OU Outreach is hosting the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp. June 6 included a visit from Bernard Harris, Jr., a veteran astronaut and Shawn Simmons, an engineer for ExxonMobil.

In the morning, Harris shared some of his experiences being an astronaut and going into space. Simmons talked about some of the options people in STEM fields have, specifically the ability to travel all around the world like she has.

Below you can see images from the morning, which include Harris and Simmons speaking to the students as well as helping the students in an activity. The students were tasked with making a swatch out of various materials layered on top of each other. At the end of the morning, they tested out each team’s swatch to see which team’s swatch was the most durable.


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