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“If you say that there’s structural racism, institutional racism, systemic racism, then I have to insist on one other kind of racism. And that is surmountable racism,” says Ian Rowe, co-founder of Vertex Partnership Academies, a new network of character-focused, International Baccalaureate high schools in the Bronx.
On March 2nd, 23 female Vertex students traveled to Annapolis, Maryland to attend the Space Day and Astronaut Convocation all-day event for high school girls at the US Naval Academy. Over the course of the visit, the young women toured the campus, engaged in lessons on Robotics, Flight Dynamics, conducted a Planetarium tour, used the Space Simulation tool used by NASA astronauts, and attended the Astronaut Convocation to learn about the future of spaceflight and exploration.