Alena Wicker, age 12, is getting ready for college at Arizona State University and has plans to join NASA.
“I just had a goal I wanted to get to,” said Wicker.
“I always dreamed of being an engineer because throughout my life I liked the building,” she saids.
“I’m kind of a nerd for the NASA-sized Legos,” said Wicker.
Wicker will attend ASU this summer and major in astronomical and planetary science and chemistry.
“Study the stars in this online astronomy and planetary science degree. You will explore planets, solar systems, and galaxies to understand where we came from and where we are going using the universe as your laboratory,” the university’s website states.
The program “provides you with broad training in the scientific foundations and fundamentals of space exploration, including ongoing advances in the field.”
“I’ll be driving in one of those future space mobiles by the time that I graduate college,” said Wicker.
“It doesn’t matter what your age or what you’re planning to do. Go for it. Dream, then accomplish it,” she stated.