Community Profiles and Local Partners: SSEP Mission 11 to ISS


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SSEP Mission 11 to ISS

Experiment Design Competition and Selection of Flight Experiments: Fall 2016
Flight to ISS: projected launch Spring/Summer 2017, on Space-X-12 (Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft); return to Earth at launch+1 month, on SpaceX-12 (see Flight Profile page)

 

The 21 communities profiled below are providing the opportunity for thousands of grade 5-16 students to design and propose real microgravity experiments for flight aboard the International Space Station (ISS) as part of SSEP Mission 11 to ISS – the 13th SSEP flight opportunity.

Each community conducts a local Flight Experiment Design Competition with student teams designing microgravity experiments across multiple disciplines. Each team submits a formal research proposal, vying for an experiment slot reserved just for their community in a real research mini-laboratory scheduled to fly on the International Space Station. The Mission 11 to ISS community leadership project that across the network of 21 communities a minimum of 13,500 students will be fully engaged in experiment design, and a minimum of 2,500 flight experiment proposals from student teams will be received.

Thousands more grade preK-12 students are being given the opportunity to participate in SSEP Mission 11 to ISS community-wide programming, which includes the design of Mission Patches to fly aboard ISS. Through community engagement activities, together with microgravity experiment design, a total of 190 schools in 10 States and 2 Canadian Provinces are taking part in Mission 11 to ISS. Coquitlam, British Columbia, and Stonewall, Manitoba, are the two Canadian communities participating in Mission 11. Mission 11 includes four communities in California, two in Connecticut, three in New Jersey, and four in Texas. Two communities are focusing on university undergraduates – Stockton University in Galloway, New Jersey, and the University of Maryland System. Mission 11 is the eighth SSEP mission for Fitchburg, Massachusetts, and the fourth mission for Santa Monica, California, Hillsborough County, Florida, and Knox County, Tennessee.

Mission 11 is made possible in part by a grant from the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) to the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education. CASIS is a National Partner on the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program. For 9 of the 21 communities, Mission 11 is made possible in part by a grant from Subaru of America, also a National Partner on SSEP. For the 2 Canadian communities, Mission 11 is made possible in part by a grant from Magellan Aerospace, a Canadian National Partner on SSEP.

More generally, Mission 11 to ISS is made possible through the involvement of 56 Local Partner institutions, including school districts, corporate foundations, universities, community foundations, and companies, and which are providing both underwriting and material and human resources. This includes support from 7 NASA Space Grant Consortia at lead universities, including:  California Space Grant Consortium at University of California, San Diego; Connecticut Space Grant Consortium at the University of Hartford; NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium at the University of Central Florida; Maryland Space Grant Consortium at Johns Hopkins University; Massachusetts Space Grant Consortium at MIT; North Carolina Space Grant Consortium at North Carolina State University; and Texas Space Grant Consortium at University of Texas at Austin.

The level of partnership is remarkable, and speaks to what a team of partners at the local, state, and national levels can do together in STEM education.

Visit the SSEP In the News page and the In Our Own Words page to gain an understanding of program impact over all SSEP missions conducted to date.

 

1. Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 17; experiment design and mission patches: Eagle Mountain Middle School, Inquiry Hub, Maillard Middle School, Minnekhada Middle School, Montgomery Middle School, Moody Elementary School, Pinetree Secondary School, Scott Creek Middle School; experiment design only: Citadel Middle School, Dr. Charles Best Secondary School, Maple Creek Middle School, Miller Park Elementary School, Nestor Elementary School, Port Moody Secondary School, Riverside Secondary School, Summit Middle School; mission patches only: Moody Middle School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 1100 (grades 5-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 200

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): two competitions; (grades 6-8), (grades K-12)

Partner Institutions
Coquitlam School District (43)

Magellan Aerospace, SSEP National Partner

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Wooje Choi
WChoi@sd43.bc.ca

Brent Raabe
braabe@sd43.bc.ca

Michelle Ciolfitto
mciolfitto@sd43.bc.ca

 

2. Stonewall, Manitoba, Canada

Noteworthy: this is the second SSEP flight for Stonewall

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 1; experiment design and mission patches: Ecole Stonewall Centennial School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 150 (grades 7-8)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 40

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): one competition; (grades 5-8)

Partner Institutions
Interlake School Division
Ecole Stonewall Centennial School

Manitoba Growth, Enterprise and Trade
Manitoba Aerospace
PointMan Canada Ltd
WestCaRD
A. Koncan & Associates
YES! Winnipeg
Intelligent Synthesis
Keewatin Air LP
Tarry & Associates, Ltd.
Cormer Group Industries
Magellan Aerospace, SSEP National Partner

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 11 to ISS

Mission 3 to ISS
(see Mission 3 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

SSEP Community Program Director
Maria Nickel
marianickel@shaw.ca

 

3. iLEAD Consortium, California

Noteworthy: this is the second SSEP flight for the iLEAD Consortium

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 7; experiment design and mission patches: Santa Clarita International Lower School, Santa Clarita International Upper School, iLEAD Encino, iLEAD Lancaster, iLEAD Pacoima, Innovations Studios Lancaster; mission patches only: Explorations Studios

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 700 (grades 5-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 100

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): two competitions; (grades K-4), (grades 5-12)

Partner Institutions
iLEAD Schools

Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), SSEP National Partner
Subaru of America, Inc., SSEP National Partner

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 11 to ISS

Mission 10 to ISS
(see Mission 10 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Kathleen Fredette
kathleen.fredette@ileadschools.org

Angie Nastovska
angie.nastovska@scvi-k12.org

 

4. North Hollywood, California

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 2; experiment design only: Oakwood Elementary School, Oakwood Secondary School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 540 (grades 5-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 90

Partner Institutions
Oakwood Elementary School
Oakwood Secondary School

SSEP Community Program Director
Phu Tranchi
ptranchi@oakwoodschool.org

 

5. Santa Monica, California

Noteworthy: this is the fourth SSEP flight for Santa Monica

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 4; experiment design and mission patches: Lincoln Middle School; mission patches only: Roosevelt Elementary School, McKinley Elementary School, Franklin Elementary School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 375 (grade 8)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 70

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): two competitions; (grades K-5), (grades 6-8)

Partner Institutions
Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District
Lincoln Middle School

NASA California Space Grant Consortium
Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), SSEP National Partner
Subaru of America, Inc., SSEP National Partner

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 11 to ISS

Mission 9 to ISS
(see Mission 9 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

Mission 7 to ISS
(see Mission 7 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

Mission 2 to ISS
(see Mission 2 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Marianna O’Brien
mobrien@smmusd.org

Gretchen Gies-McLaughlin
ggies-mclaughlin@smmusd.org

 

6. Vista, California

Noteworthy: this is the second SSEP flight for Vista

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 3; experiment design and mission patches: Vista Magnet Middle School; experiment design only: High Tech High North County, Vista Innovation Design Academy

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 400 (grades 5-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 100

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): one competition; (grades K-12)

Partner Institutions
North County Professional Development Federation
Vista Unified School District
High Tech North County

Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), SSEP National Partner
Subaru of America, Inc., SSEP National Partner

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 11 to ISS

Mission 8 to ISS
(see Mission 8 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Anne Green
annegreen@vistausd.org

Brenda Hall
brhall@sdcoe.net

Dan Hendricks
zinc61@gmail.com

 

7. Bridgeport, Connecticut

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 5; experiment design and mission patches: The Biotechnology and Zoology School, Aerospace/Hydrospace, Engineering and Physical Science School, Information Technology and Software Engineering School; mission patches only: Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School, Discovery Interdistrict Magnet School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 300 (grade 12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 60

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): two competitions; (grades 4-8), (grades 9-12)

Partner Institutions
Fairchild Wheeler Interdistrict Campus
Discovery Museum and Planetarium
Discovery Interdistrict Magnet School
University of Bridgeport

NASA Connecticut Space Grant Consortium

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Jani Macari Pallis
jpallis@bridgeport.edu

Jay Lipp
jlipp@bridgeportedu.net

Steve Baumann
Baumann@discoverymuseum.org

 

8. East Hartford, Connecticut

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 1; experiment design and mission patches: CREC Two Rivers Magnet Middle School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 440 (grades 6 and 8)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 88

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): one competition; (grades 6-8)

Partner Institutions
Capitol Region Education Council
Two Rivers Magnet Middle School

NASA Connecticut Space Grant Consortium
Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company
United Technologies Research Center

SSEP Community Program Director
Kennan Poulakos
Kpoulakos@crec.org

 

9. Hillsborough County, Florida

Noteworthy: this is the fourth SSEP flight for Hillsborough County

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 18; experiment design and mission patches: Corr Elementary School, Cypress Creek Elementary School, Forest Hills Elementary School, Lockhart Elementary School, Mabry Elementary School, Ruskin Elementary School, Thonotosassa Elementary School, Westshore Elementary School; experiment design only: Bellamy Elementary School, Cannella Elementary School, Sulphur Springs Elementary School; mission patches only: Boyette Springs Elementary School, Egypt Lake Elementary School, Mendenhall Elementary School, Pride Elementary School, Seffner Elementary School, Reddick Elementary School, Woodbridge Elementary School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 2,200 (grade 5)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 550

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): two competitions; (grades K-2), (grades 3-5)

Partner Institutions
Hillsborough County Public Schools

Suncoast Credit Union Foundation
NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 11 to ISS

Mission 9 to ISS
(see Mission 9 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

Mission 7 to ISS
(see Mission 7 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

Mission 5 to ISS
(see Mission 5 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

SSEP Community Program Director
Mary Vaughn
Mary.Vaughn@sdhc.k12.fl.us

 

10. University System of Maryland, Maryland

Noteworthy: this is the second SSEP flight for the University System of Maryland

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 6; experiment design and mission patches: University of Maryland Baltimore County, University of Maryland College Park; mission patches only: Frostburg University, Salisbury University, Towson University, University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 30 (grades 13-16)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 10

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): one competition; (grades 13-16)

Partner Institutions
University of Maryland College Park
University of Maryland Baltimore County

NASA Maryland Space Grant Consortium
Fischell Department of Bioengineering, University of Maryland College Park
Department of Physics, University of Maryland College Park
Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland College Park
College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences, University of Maryland College Park
Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, University of Maryland College Park
Society of Satellite Professionals International

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 11 to ISS

Mission 10 to ISS
(see Mission 10 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments)

SSEP Community Program Director
Daniel Serrano
dsvolpe@umd.edu

 

11. Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Noteworthy: this is the eighth SSEP flight for Fitchburg

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: TBD; experiment design and mission patches: Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School; mission patches only: TBD

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 500 (grades 9-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 100

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): two competitions; (grades K-8), (grades 9-12)

Partner Institutions
Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School

NASA Massachusetts Space Grant Consortium
Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), SSEP National Partner
Subaru of America, Inc., SSEP National Partner

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 11 to ISS

Mission 9 to ISS
(see Mission 9 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

Mission 7 to ISS
(see Mission 7 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

Mission 5 to ISS
(see Mission 5 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

Mission 3 to ISS
(see Mission 3 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

Mission 2 to ISS
(see Mission 2 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

Mission 1 to ISS
(see Mission 1 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

SSEP on STS-135, the final flight of Space Shuttle Atlantis, and of the U.S. Space Shuttle Program
(see STS-135 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patch)

SSEP Community Program Director
Paula de Diego
dediego@montytech.net

 

12. Galloway, New Jersey

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 35; experiment design and mission patches: Stockton University; mission patches only: William Davies Middle School, George Hess Elementary Complex, High School East, High School North, High School South, Intermediate East, Intermediate North, Intermediate South, Beachwood Elementary School, Cedar Grove Elementary School, Citta Elementary School, East Dover Elementary School, Hooper Avenue Elementary School, North Dover Elementary School, Pine Beach Elementary School, Silver Bay Elementary School, South Toms River Elementary School, Walnut Street Elementary School, Washington Street Elementary School, West Dover Elementary School, Oakcrest High School, Absegami High School, Cedar Creek High School, Atlantic City High School, Brighton Avenue School, Chelsea Heights School, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School, New York Avenue School, Pennsylvania Avenue School, Richmond Avenue School, Sovereign Avenue School, Texas Avenue School, Uptown School Complex, Venice Park School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 30 (grades 13-16)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 10

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): two competitions; (grades K-12), (grades 13-16)

Partner Institutions
Stockton University

SSEP Community Program Director
Peter Straub
Peter.Straub@stockton.edu

 

13. Springfield, New Jersey

Noteworthy: this is the second SSEP flight for Springfield

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 5; experiment design and mission patches: Thelma L. Sandmeier Elementary School, James Caldwell Elementary School, Florence M. Gaudineer Middle School, Jonathan Dayton High School; mission patches only: Edward V. Walton Early Childhood Center

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 1329 (grades 5-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 200

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): two competitions; (grades K-5), (grades 6-12)

Partner Institutions
Springfield Public Schools

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 11 to ISS

Mission 9 to ISS
(see Mission 9 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

SSEP Community Program Director
Gregory Salmon
gsalmon@springfieldschools.com

 

14. Waterford, New Jersey

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 3; experiment design and mission patches: Waterford Elementary School; mission patches only: Thomas Richards Elementary School, Atco Elementary School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 250 (grades 4-6)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 50

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): two competitions; (grades K-3), (grades 4-6)

Partner Institutions
Waterford Township School District
Waterford Elementary School

Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), SSEP National Partner
Subaru of America, Inc., SSEP National Partner

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Debbie Parker
dparker@wtsd.org

Carol Young
cyoung@wtsd.org

Daniel Bittner
dbittner@wtsd.org

 

15. Rochester, New York

Noteworthy: this is the second SSEP flight for Rochester

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 2; experiment design and mission patches: East Upper School, East Lower School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 1000 (grades 6-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 50

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): two competitions; (grades 6-8), (grades 9-12)

Partner Institutions
Rochester City School District
East Upper and Lower School

University of Rochester/EAST Partnership
Rochester Area Community Foundation
Farash Foundation
Praxair
Subaru of America, Inc., SSEP National Partner

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 11 to ISS

Mission 4 to ISS
(see Mission 4 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

SSEP Community Program Director
Mary Courtney
Mary.Courtney@RCSDK12.ORG

 

16. Concord, North Carolina

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 1; experiment design and mission patches: J.N. Fries STEM Magnet School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 470 (grades 6-8)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 100

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): one competition; (grades 6-8)

Partner Institutions
JN Fries Magnet Middle School

Cabarrus County STEM
Burroughs Wellcome Fund
North Carolina Space Grant Consortium
Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), SSEP National Partner
Subaru of America, Inc., SSEP National Partner

SSEP Community Program Director
Megan McNutt
Megan.Mcnutt@Cabarrus.k12.nc.us

 

17. Knox County, Tennessee

Noteworthy: this is the fourth SSEP flight for Knox County

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 20; experiment design and mission patches: Norwood Elementary School, Gresham Middle School, Vine Magnet Middle School, Bearden Middle School; experiment design only: Shannondale Elementary School; mission patches only: L&N STEM Academy, Holston Middle School, West High School, Farragut High School, Farragut Intermediate School, Beaumont Magnet School, Green Magnet Academy, Hardin Valley Academy, Hardin Valley Elementary School, Austin-East Magnet High School, Fulton High School, Powell Middle School, Central High School, Bearden High School, Bearden Elementary School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 1500 (grades 5-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 300

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): two competitions; (grades K-5), (grades 6-12)

Partner Institutions
Knox County Schools

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 11 to ISS

Mission 9 to ISS
(see Mission 9 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

Mission 7 to ISS
(see Mission 7 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments)

Mission 6 to ISS
(see Mission 6 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments)

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Daphne Odom
daphne.odom@knoxschools.org

Haley Holt
haley.holt@knoxschools.org

 

18. Burleson, Texas

Noteworthy: this is the third SSEP flight for Burleson

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 6; experiment design and mission patches: Irene Clinkscale Elementary School, Kerr Middle School, Hughes Middle School, STEAM Middle School of Choice; experiment design only: STEAM Academy at Stribling; mission patches only: Burleson Public Library

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 958 (grades 5-6)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 240

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): two competitions; (grades K-4), (grades 5-12)

Partner Institutions
Burleson Independent School District

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 11 to ISS

Mission 9 to ISS
(see Mission 9 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

Mission 7 to ISS
(see Mission 7 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Dr. Leslie K. Bender Jutzi
lbenderjutzi@bisdmail.net

Nastassi Neal
nneal@bisdmail.net

Stacy Hughes
shughes@bisdmail.net

 

19. Lewisville, Texas

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 2; experiment design only: iSchool High STEM Academy of Lewisville, Quest Middle School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 356 (grades 6-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 60

Partner Institutions
iSchool High STEM Academy of Lewisville

iSchool High
Texas Space Grant Consortium
Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), SSEP National Partner
Subaru of America, Inc., SSEP National Partner

SSEP Community Program Director
Johannes Starks
jbrooks-starks@responsiveed.com

 

20. Pharr, Texas

Noteworthy: this is the third SSEP flight for Pharr

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 43; experiment design and mission patches: PSJA Thomas Jefferson T-STEM Early College High School; mission patches only: PSJA Early College High School, PSJA Memorial Early College High School, PSJA North Early College High School, PSJA Southwest Early College High School, Buell Central DAEP, PSJA College, Career & Technology Academy, PSJA Elvis J. Ballew High School, PSJA Sonia M. Sotomayor Early College High School, Austin Middle School, Alamo Middle School, Jaime Escalante Middle School, Kennedy Middle School, Lyndon B. Johnson Middle School, Liberty Middle School, Audie Murphy Middle School, Raul Yzaguirre Middle School, PSJA Early Start Pre-K School, Carmen Anaya Elementary School, Arnoldo Cantu, Sr. Elementary School, Allen & William Arnold Elementary School, Edith & Ethel Carman Elementary School, Cesar Chavez Elementary School, Vida N. Clover Elementary School, John Doedyns Elementary School, Aida C. Escobar Elementary School, Zeferino Farias Elementary School, Henry Ford Elementary School, Graciela Garcia Elementary School, Marcia R. Garza Elementary School, Amanda Garza-Peña Elementary School, Augusto Guerra Elementary School, Kelly-Pharr Elementary School, Santos Livas Elementary School, Dr. William Long Elementary School, Raul Longoria Elementary School, John McKeever Elementary School, Berta Palacios Elementary School, Geraldine Palmer Elementary School, Daniel Ramirez Elementary School, Drs. Reed & Mock Elementary School, Alfred Sorensen Elementary School, Sgt. Leonel Treviño Elementary

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 600 (grades 9-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 60

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): two competitions; (grades PK-5), (grades 6-12)

Partner Institutions
Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District
Thomas Jefferson T-STEM Early College High School

Career and Technical Education, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District
Texas Space Grant Consortium
Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), SSEP National Partner
Subaru of America, Inc., SSEP National Partner

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 11 to ISS

Mission 7 to ISS
(see Mission 7 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

Mission 4 to ISS
(see Mission 4 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

SSEP Community Program Director
Marisela Zepeda
marisela.zepeda@psjaisd.us

 

21. San Antonio, Texas – Southside ISD

Noteworthy: this is the second SSEP flight for San Antonio

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 8; experiment design and mission patches: Southside High School, ACES Early College Academy, Julius L. Matthey Middle School, Losoya Intermediate School; mission patches only: William Pearce Primary School, Julian C. Gallardo Elementary School, Freedom Elementary School, Heritage Elementary School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 300 (grades 5-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 60

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): two competitions; (grades K-6), (grades 7-12)

Partner Institutions
Southside Independent School District

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 11 to ISS

Mission 10 to ISS
(see Mission 10 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

SSEP Community Program Director
Sam Ebong
samuel.ebong@southsideisd.org

Melonie Hammons
melonie.iglehart-ham@southsideisd.org

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.