Author Archive | Drew Roman

The Proposals are In!

Today we collected our students’ proposals, about 100 of them!  Everyone worked very hard and we can’t wait to read them all.  Tomorrow is the big day, when we have judges coming from all over Chicago to choose our top … Continue reading →

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Calling All Scientists!

Hello, my name is Eric.  My research question is “Does microgravity effect fish reproduction?” I am planning to send guppy eggs and sperm to space, to measure the effect of weightlessness on fertilization. My question for a scientist:  How do … Continue reading →

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We’re Making Progress!

Well, we’re chugging right along with our SSEP participation.  The students have moved forward with three solid projects and I’m hoping to squeeze at least one or two more in before our time is up.  We will be submitting two … Continue reading →

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Flight Delay!!!

With 16 days left in our countdown NASA announced a ten day flight delay. Our materials are all measured out, packaged up and ready to go. We’ll hang on to them until the new materials submission date of April 19. … 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.