Students Thrilled at Cradle of Aviation

NASA engineer, Scarlin Hernandez (center- red sweater) with our Middle and High School students at the Cradle of Aviation.
NASA engineer, Scarlin Hernandez (center- red sweater) with our Middle and High School students at the Cradle of Aviation.

Students at Stimson Middle School and Walt Whitman High School were treated to a special presentation at the Cradle of Aviation Museum on Tuesday, October 16. The museum hosted NASA engineer, Scarlin Hernandez as a guest speaker to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

Ms. Hernandez is a native of the Dominican Republic, who grew up in Brooklyn in a family of eight children. She exemplifies the “American Dream” as she worked hard in school, obtained a NASA Scholarship for her undergraduate work in Engineering and graduated at the top of her class.

She went to astronaut training and was assigned to work on the NASA’s newest space telescope, developed to discover stars and planets beyond our own Solar System.

After her presentation in the Rose and Leroy Grumman IMAX Theater, students were able to ask her questions about her journey. She advised them to work hard in school and to follow their dreams. The Cradle of Aviation Museum graciously permitted the students to explore their exhibits on Space and on the Moon Landing