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SheTech Event Features High School Student Working With Steward Staff

Ellie Wolcott is a junior in the Engineering Program at Andrada High School  from the Vail School District. She is featured at today’s SheTech Explorer Day at the Steward Observatory booth showing her telescope model. A blow-up of the photo is HERE. Ellie Wolcott, Kelly Merrill, and Kerry Gonzales are left to right.

In her internship, she has learned the SolidWorks design program and created a 3-D model of a 2 meter telescope. The scaled model of her design was 3-D printed and was featured at the Steward Observatory booth as shown below. She is one of the four students in the Steward Observatory High School Internship Program which is collaborating with the Vail School District.

Derek Langley is the Engineering instructor at Andrada High School who has helped to facilitate this and other dynamic experiences for his students and program. The Steward Observatory Staff supporting this effort is Kerry Gonzales, Mario Rascon, Kelly Merrill and Jeff Kingsley.

The City of Tucson Office of Economic Initiatives in partnership with UA Tech Parks Arizona is pleased to launch Arizona’s first SheTech Explorer Day! This day‐long, industry‐led STEM exploration event provides hands‐on, interactive activities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for rising 9th through 12th grade girls.


For the public
For Public

Public events include our Monday Night Lecture Series, world-reknowned Astronomy Camp and Mt Lemmon Sky Center.

For Students

A good place to start if you want to become an undergrad major or grad student, or need to find our schedule of classes.


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For Scientists

Find telescopes and instruments, telescope time applications, staff and mountain contacts, and faculty and staff scientific interests.