Archive | June, 2011

Our Fishy Problem is Solved!

We have been having a very hard time fertilizing Atlantis’ eggs.  One big problem is the possibility that our male fish, Endeavour, is actually a female.  It is very hard to tell.  We have attempted to harvest milt from Endeavour … Continue reading →

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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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Status Update

We’ve been observing our eggs frequently, and Eric and Eren are getting good at identifying and describing the appearance of goldfish eggs under the microscope.  Also, our project got funded on Donor’s Choose!  So we are expecting a shipment of … Continue reading →

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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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In Our Own Words – Why I Wanted to be a NASA Space Grant Director

We are truly honored to share a wonderful letter from Dr. Barrett S. Caldwell, Professor at Purdue University, and Director of the Indiana Space Grant Consortium. The Consortium is underwriting SSEP for Crown Point, Indiana, on the flight of STS-135. Barrett’s letter speaks to the power of partnership. It also goes hand-in-hand with a previous post […]

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All SSEP Student Flight Teams on STS-135 Enter LAUNCH PHASE: Sample Submission Protocols Released

From: Dr. Jeff Goldstein, SSEP National Program Director Center Director, National Center for Earth and Space Science Education To: America’s Next Generation of Scientists and Engineers Participating in SSEP on STS-135 To all SSEP student flight experiment teams, this is what you’ve been waiting for! We have now officially entered the SSEP Launch Phase for […]

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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.