Category Archives: Discoveries Unlimited

Thank You, Discoveries Unlimited

“I couldn’t do it alone.” – Captain Wendy B. Lawrence, four-time Space Shuttle astronaut, speaking on achieving her dream of flying in space  Over two years ago, my mother told me about a fairly new program called Discoveries Unlimited, or … Continue reading

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The 30-Day Blogging Challenge, Day 18: A Time When I Felt Passionate And Alive

Day 18: A time when you felt passionate and alive. Well, ‘passionate and alive’ basically mean ‘happy’, right? So I’m going to write about some times when I felt really, really happy. 1. November 2011, NaNoWriMo I really enjoyed NaNo. … Continue reading

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The 30-Day Blogging Challenge, Day 11: A Photo of Me Taken Recently

Day 11: A photo of you taken recently. Photo taken March 21, 2012 (one week ago exactly) at the Murat Theater in Indianapolis  This is a photo of me that Maralyn took with her phone during the intermission of the … Continue reading

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The 30-Day Blogging Challenge, Day 8: A Thank You Letter To Someone Who Has Changed My Life

Day 8: A thank you letter to someone who has changed your life. Obviously, without my parents, I wouldn’t be here, writing this wonderful blog. But I decided I wanted to write a thank you letter to someone who wasn’t … Continue reading

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Myth: Discoveries Unlimited has never seen Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman at a live show. Myth busted!

I promised yesterday that I would blog something very special about a TV show soon, and I haven’t forgotten! On Monday, I received an email from Discoveries Unlimited, saying they had last-minute tickets to a very special event on Wednesday … Continue reading

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Discoveries Unlimited visits Computer Services Incorporated!

On Thursday the 10th, DU visited Computer Services Incorporated. CSI is a computer company that helps with banking, credit card services, risk assessment, and fraud prevention. We learned about what it is exactly that CSI does for banks and credit … Continue reading

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Discoveries Unlimited visits Fair Oaks Farms!!

Yesterday we visited Fair Oaks Farms. We got to see the cow barn, huge piles of their feed, the birthing barns (although we kept missing the births by a few minutes), and my favorite part, the ‘cow merry-go-round’ (used to … Continue reading

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Discoveries Unlimited marches in the Popcorn Parade!

Yesterday, Discoveries Unlimited, the STEM group I am in, marched in the Popcorn Parade. Luckily, it didn’t rain like it did last year. We even had a car! I didn’t really decorate it, because if you wanted to decorate the … Continue reading

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Discoveries Unlimited Sees A Railcats Game

Yesterday evening, Discoveries Unlimited went to see a Railcats game. The Gary Railcats played the Sioux Falls Pheasants. The Railcats won 9-1.         Amazingly, DU didn’t do anything nerdy like calculating the trajectories of the pitches!

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Q&A with Captain Wendy Lawrence

On April 12th, Discoveries Unlimited had an event with former astronaut Captain Wendy Lawrence. Following are some of the questions Captain Lawrence was asked during the Q&A session. Have you seen an asteroid? No, not without a telescope. If I … Continue reading

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