Adler Staff Star: Meet Ken
Far Horizons Project Manager
What do you enjoy most about working at the Adler?
All the adventure it entails, from exploring the stratosphere with our volunteers and students to challenging ourselves designing new experiments.
Why should kids and teens be interested in STEM?
Nearly everything we take for granted in our modern world is built on scientific discovery and built by engineers. We need a new generation of students interested in science and engineering to keep progress going.
What is your favorite Adler memory?
One of my favorite experiences was when a high school student we mentored went all the way to the state level with his science fair experiment and then won a gold medal.
What goal do you have for the Adler in 2017?
To launch our most ambitious mission ever with the help of volunteers and teens. Our goal is to provide a live video feed from the stratosphere of the August 21 total eclipse. Also our teen interns this spring will be designing and testing a system to capture 360 VR video of the eclipse.
What do you like to do outside the Adler?
I love camping – with my trusty travel ‘scope – in the most remote dark sites in the US. My goal is to visit the darkest site in every state. 12 down 38 to go!