KEM privileged to attend the 58th Annual Robert H. Goddard Memorial Dinner on Friday, March 13, 2015 at the Washington Hilton.
KEM extends its highest congratulations and support of her future leadership in space to Sophia Porter, the winner of the National Space Club Keynote. Ms. Porter’s awe inspiring accomplishments in space science are rivaled only by her service to humanity:
“I think it’s important to keep the balance between looking at the universe as a whole and then looking at humanity,” said Sophia, “and realizing that we’re people and people aren’t perfect. Whereas the universe follows these concrete rules, people are much more colorful. And so, it’s a nice dichotomy. And it’s nice balance to really keep in mind.
And I think that’s a great outlook on life.” Sophia Porter, 2015
The Dr. Robert H. Goddard Memorial Dinner is the major event of the Washington space calendar. The National Space Club is devoted to fostering excellence in space activity through interaction between industry and government, and through a continuing program of educational support.
The National Space Club Keynote Scholarship was created in 2012 and is provided to a high school senior, undergraduate or graduate student with the intention to pursue a career in the science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) fields. Awards are offered to recognize significant achievements in space science and enterprise. Scholarships and other education support are a major focus of Club activity.
KEM is grateful for the ability to support and foster excellence in space activity and applauds all the outstanding individuals honored at the 59th Annual Robert H. Goddard Memorial Dinner for their accomplishments in spaceflight, engineering, science, management and education (STEM fields).