Ursuline News

October Student News
October Student News

We're always excited to hear what our students are up to!

Here are some accomplishments shared by our students.

Courtney Kang's October is out-of-this-world!

The junior won a prestigious essay contest and is now one of 25 Back To Space (BTS) Student Ambassadors. Danielle Roosa, granddaughter of Apollo 14 astronaut Stuart Roosa, started the Back to Space program, which advances educational opportunities in space technology.

Courtney wrote about her love of STEM, space, and aerospace engineering in her essay. Her older brother, Justin, is a computer engineer. She's also in Ursuline's Engineering Design Innovation Class.

"I enjoy learning about the stars and outer space," Kang said. "I want to help research and invent new ways to study and travel in outer space. Our rocket technology has advanced drastically since the Apollo astronauts used it to land on the moon."

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo VII, Courtney will meet astronaut Walt Cunningham at a special dinner next week. Al Worden (Apollo XV) and Charlie Duke (Apollo XVI) will also be in attendance.

"I can't wait to ask them about how they got to space and what they did when they got there," said Kang, who also is on Ursuline's golf team. "I love solving problems using science, math, and technology."

Read Courtney's essay.