Author Archive | Drew Roman

Welcome to Our Blog

Welcome to the Guilford County Schools blog for the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP). Soon, we will share regular updates as our students develop their experiment ideas, write proposals for the competition, create emblems to fly with the experiments and … Continue reading →

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Phase I Selection Complete

With a total of 48 topics proposed, we have narrowed our community’s submissions down to a final three: Avicenna’s: Curli-Producing E. coli and Highland Christian School’s: Genetically Modified Soy Bean Sprout and Whole Blood Congratulations to the winners!  I’m so … Continue reading →

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Mission Patch Design

We’re encouraging the Northwest Indiana community to become involved in our community’s participation in SSEP.  With that in mind, we are extending an invitation to participate in the Mission Patch Design Competition to all NWI members. Cl…

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Metamorphosis of AASCC

We’re already two and a half months into the 2011-2012 school year! Students that participated in STS-135 were able to take a look at their samples this summer.  Unfortunately none of their organisms maintained integrity, making it impossible for them … Continue reading →

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Making it Official!

We received our certificate of flight authentication with our sample a few weeks ago.  I am looking forward to the return of our students so we may discuss our results in more depth and talk about our potential participation in … Continue reading →

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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.