This week, we are joined by guest director Michael Wu. Michael is attending Summer Academy, a free, seven-week long summer program that continues the intensive academic support and tech education we provide our Upward Bound students during the school year. (Upward Bound is a federal TRIO program that helps students from disadvantaged backgrounds succeed in their precollege performance. AIM coordinates Upward Bound programs at five area high schools.)

Michael plans to go to college for astrophysics and engineering. He’s also interested in directing and editing videos, so working on Ask an Astronaut has been a great learning experience for him. As this week’s guest director he helped write, record, and edit the episode, gaining technical knowledge of video editing software while also expressing his creativity and humor. Thanks, Michael!

Click below to watch this week’s episode. It’s packed with useful information about computer programming languages, vampire bats, and milking cows in space.

 

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