Archive | June, 2011

In Our Own Words – Zachary Louisiana: Science Became the Language of Zachary

Circe Bridges, the Teacher Facilitator for the STS-134 flight experiment from Zachary, LA, wanted to share the following at the SSEP National Blog— Participation in the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program has been an exponential chain of opportunities for not only the students involved, but the entire community of Zachary, Louisiana. The initial opportunity allowed students […]

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Final Update for SSEP National Conference in Washington, DC, July 6 and 7, 2011: Everyone Interested in SSEP Should Read This

The National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE), and the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum (NASM) have finished updating the SSEP National Conference webpage, which now includes  a complete schedule for the conference, a list of all featured presentations, a list of all student team presentations, conference expectations, and important information for […]

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STS-135 Experiment Details Finalized

NCESSE is pleased to announce that the SSEP teams flying experiments on STS-135 have finalized their experiment designs, and the final concentrations of all experiment samples, as well as other details of the experiments, have been approved by ITA and NanoRacks. The experiments are now ready for flight! This week, the student teams are shipping […]

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In Our Own Words – Lincolnwood, IL: Let them taste, smell, and feel the journey that is science! Thank you SSEP

Something very moving from Sharon Churchwell, SSEP Community Program Director in Lincolnwood, Illinois— Over the past few years I have been reading more and more about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Last summer I came across a STEM initiative like no other, one where students could literally reach for the stars (well, ok, low […]

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SSEP In The News: 39 More Stories Just Added

The following stories have just been added to the SSEP In the News page at the SSEP Community Network Hubsite—   SSEP on STS-135 Hartford CT Hartford students getting project on space shuttle Westport News, June 9, 2011 VIDEO: Space Shuttle Atlantis Will Carry Piece of Hartford Eyewitness NEWS3, May 11, 2011 Annie Fisher […]

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The Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) is a program of the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE) in the U.S., and the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Space Education internationally. It is enabled through a strategic partnership with DreamUp PBC and NanoRacks LLC, which are working with NASA under a Space Act Agreement as part of the utilization of the International Space Station as a National Laboratory. SSEP is the first pre-college STEM education program that is both a U.S. national initiative and implemented as an on-orbit commercial space venture.