Author Archive | Drew Roman

Consulting an Expert

Dr. Mark Weislogel, a professor at PSU who has flown experiments on the International Space Station and space shuttles, agreed to consult with students working on proposals at several after-school work sessions. Though the SSEP MDA is really different than … Continue reading →

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A Starting Place

Students formed teams based around their interests. We looked at the big research categories from the supply list for this. These are the categories: protein crystal growth, inorganic crystal growth, bacterial studies, fish/aquatic life, food product studies, seeds and plants, … Continue reading →

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Choosing the Experiment

Teachers around the building approached SSEP differently. In my 6th grade class each student was involved in a team approach to creating a microgravity experiment proposal. This is the cover of my Science Notebook – it’s covered with ideas from … Continue reading →

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Receiving the News

In mid-July, OSGC’s director, Jack Higginbotham called to tell me that they were going to fund our project! Thanks SO much to Jack, Laura, and everyone at the Oregon Space Grant! With SSEP funded, I began planning in earnest. During … Continue reading →

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Welcome to the JMS SSEP blog!

SSEP at Jackson began shortly after my amazing experience as a Honeywell Educator at Space Academy at the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL. I learned about the opportunity to put a student’s experiment on the space shuttle … 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.