Thursday, May 23, 2013

Check out this great STEM Student story!

Kiera Wilmot, a Florida honors student was arrested after her science experiment was deemed a "chemical explosion" by authorities.  Now officially cleared of all wrongdoing, her academic life has taken a surprising turn.

Kiera is going to Space Camp!  And the man helping to pay her way is NASA veteran, Homer Hickman, who was also once arrested as a teen.  "I couldn't let this go without doing something," Hickam said. "I'm not a lawyer, but I could give her something that would encourage her. "

He also helped raise funds so Kiera's twin sister, Kayla, could attend the Camp, too.

Kiera, her mother Marie, and her sister Kayla

Read more about her story here!  And learn more about Space Camp here!