Community Profiles and Local Partners: SSEP Mission 13 to ISS


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SSEP Mission 13 to ISS

Experiment Design Competition and Selection of Flight Experiments: Fall 2018
Flight to ISS: projected launch Spring/Summer 2019

 

The 38 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 13 to ISS – the 15th 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 13 to ISS community leadership project that across the network of 38 communities a minimum of 21,300 students will be fully engaged in experiment design, and a minimum of 3,500 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 13 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 523 schools (Pharr, TX has not yet reported in) in 19 States, 2 Canadian Provinces, and Brazil are taking part in Mission 13 to ISS. Edmonton, Alberta, and Qualicum, British Columbia, are the two Canadian communities. The Brazilian Foundation for Support of Physics and Chemistry, based in Sao Paulo, is serving as a national hub to engage multiple communities across Brazil. This Mission 13 effort in Brazil is a testbed for a national model, which could be replicated via future SSEP missions across Latin America.

Mission 13 includes five communities in California and Texas; two in Florida, Michigan and Pennsylvania; and three in Maryland, New Jersey and New York. Three communities are focusing on university undergraduates – Stockton University in Galloway, New Jersey, the University System of Maryland, and the University of Pittsburgh. Mission 13 is the ninth SSEP Mission for Fitchburg, Massachusetts; the sixth mission for both Hillsborough County, Florida, and Knox County, Tennessee; the fifth mission for Kansas City, Missouri/Kansas, Burleson, Texas, and Pharr, Texas; the fourth mission for the University System of Maryland, and Springfield, New Jersey; and the third mission for Traverse City, Michigan, Galloway, New Jersey, and WNY STEM, in Buffalo/Niagara, New York. Mission 13 is also the second flight for 14 other communities.

Mission 13 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 communities, Mission 13 is made possible in part by a grant from Subaru of America, also a National Partner on SSEP. For the 2 Canadian communities, and three communities in the U.S. with connections to Canada, Mission 13 is made possible in part by a grant from Magellan Aerospace, a Canadian National Partner on SSEP.

More generally, Mission 13 to ISS is made possible through the involvement of 110 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 13 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; Florida Space Grant Consortium at the University of Central Florida; Maryland Space Grant Consortium at Johns Hopkins University; Massachusetts Space Grant Consortium at Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Michigan Space Grant Consortium at the University of Michigan; New Jersey Space Grant Consortium at Rutgers University; New York Space Grant Consortium at Cornell University; North Dakota Space Grant Consortium at University of North Dakota; Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium at Pennsylvania State University; Texas Space Grant Consortium at University of Texas at Austin; and West Virginia Space Grant Consortium at West Virginia University.

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.

Quickly Scroll to Individual Communities

  1. Sao Paulo, Brazil
  2. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  3. Qualicum, British Columbia, Canada
  4. Winfield, Alabama
  5. Corcoran, California
  6. La Verne, California
  7. Moreno Valley, California
  8. North Hollywood, California
  9. Riverside, California
  10. Ashford/Willington, Connecticut
  11. Hillsborough County, Florida
  12. Port St. Lucie, Florida
  13. Berea, Kentucky
  14. Anne Arundel County, Maryland
  15. Montgomery County, Maryland
  16. University System of Maryland, Maryland
  17. Fitchburg, Massachusetts
  18. Redford, Michigan
  19. Traverse City, Michigan
  20. Kansas City, Missouri/Kansas
  21. Clark County, Nevada
  22. Galloway, New Jersey – Stockton University
  23. Ocean City, New Jersey
  24. Springfield, New Jersey
  25. Jefferson County, New York
  26. Suffolk County, New York
  27. WNY STEM – Buffalo/Niagara, New York
  28. Hunter, North Dakota
  29. Hershey, Pennsylvania
  30. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – University of Pittsburgh
  31. Knox County, Tennessee
  32. Burleson, Texas
  33. Ector County, Texas
  34. Klein, Texas
  35. Marfa, Texas
  36. Pharr, Texas
  37. Raleigh County, West Virginia
  38. iForward – Grantsburg, Wisconsin

 

1. Sao Paulo, Brazil

Noteworthy: this is the second SSEP flight for Brazil

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 170; experiment design and mission patches: Escola Seb Dínatos, Centro de Ensino Médio Integrado À Educação Profissional do Gama, Centro Educacional 104 Recanto da Emas, Cem 111 Recanto da Emas, Cem 01 de São Sebastião, Cepmg Arlindo Costa, Colegio da policia militar Dr Cesar Toledo, Ifgoiano – Campus Avançado Catalão, Ctrl+Play Goiânia, Colégio Marista, Colégio Estadual da Polícia Militar de Goiás Unidade Ayrton Senna, Centro de Ensino de Período Integral (Cepi) João Roberto Moreira, Cepmg – Cabo Pm Edmilson de Souza Lemes, Centro Integrado de Educação Modelo, Cepi Gricon e Silva, Escola Estadual Professora Joelina de Almeida Xavier, Escola Estadual Professor Carlos Henrique Schrader, Escola Gappe, Ceep Profª Maria de Lourdes Widal Roma, Ifmt – Instituto Federal de Mato Grosso – Campus Pontes e Lacerda – Fronteira Oeste, Colégio Regina Coeli, Escola Seb Maceió, Escola Municipal Américo Ferreira dos Santos, Centro Educacional Maria Quitéria, Colégio Estadual Alaor Coutinho, Ifba Campus Paulo Afonso, Colégio Estadual Professor Rômulo Almeida, Colégio Guadalupe, Colégio Estadual Odorico Tavares, Colégio Estadual Helena Matheus, Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Ceará-Campus Caucaia, Colégio da Polícia Militar do Ceará General Edgard Facó, Ifce Campus Fortaleza, Colégio Cardeal Arcoverde, Instituto Federal de Pernambuco, Colégio Equipe Recife, Cbv Jaqueira, Colégio Marista São Luís, Colégio Santa Maria, Colégio 17 de Agosto, Instituto Dom Barreto, Ifrn Campus Mossoró, Instituto Federal de Educação Ciência e Tecnologia do Rio Grande do Norte Campus Santa Cruz, Colégio Militar da Polícia Militar – Unidade Petrópolis, Escola Estadual Professora Risalva Freitas do Amaral, Colegio Nabla, Ifes Campus Vitória, Colégio Pitágoras, Colégio Militar de Belo Horizonte, Colégio Salesiano Bh, Escola Estadual Coronel Xavier Chaves, Escola Estadual Coronel Xavier Chaves, Colegio Roberto Carneiro, Escola Educação Criativa, Escola Estadual São José, Escola Estadual Professor Plinio Ribeiro, Escola Estadual Professora Ormy Araújo Amaral, Colégio Arquidiocesano de Ouro Branco, Escola Sesi “Dr. Celso Charuri”, Instituto Federal de Ciências e Tecnologia do Triângulo Amineiro Campus Patrocínio, Colégio Vale do Sapucai, Escola Estadual Professor João Fernandino Junior, Nutec, Escola Estadual Juventino Alves Ferreira, Centro Educacional Pré-Universitario, Centro Educacional Batista, Instituto Marcos Freitas – Duque de Caxias, Instituto Educacional Pastor Pedro Heitor de Faria, Colégio Estadual Dr. Tuffy El Jaick, Dom Pedro I, Carj, Pensi – Unidade: Tijuca 2, Escola Eliezer Steinbarg Max Nordau, Colégio Santo Inácio, Colégio Pedro Ii, Escola Municipal Dom Pedro I, Escola Suíço-Brasiliera, Escola Parque – Gávea, Colégio Salesiano Dom Luiz Lasagna, E.E. Silvio de Almeida, Four C Bilingual Academy, Ee Abílio Manoel, Sesi – Centro Educacional 228, Instituto Educacional Coração de Jesus – Iecj, Colégio Técnico de Campinas – Cotuca – Unicamp, Instituto Educacional Crescer, Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia de São Paulo, Colégio Sidarta, Emeb Zilda Gomes dos Reis de Almeida, Ministro Francisco de Paula Quintanilha Ribeiro, Emeb Professora Fabiola de Lima Goyano, Escola Stagium, E.M. Inspetor Reinaldo José Santana, Emee Olga Benario Prestes, Emeb Cora Coralina, Em Doutor Mário Santalúcia, Emeb. Dr. José Martins da Silva, E.M. Prof. Francisco Daniel Trivinho, Fundação Educandário Pestalozzi, Etec Doutor Emilio Hernandez, Emeif Professora Aliete Ferreira Goncalves, E.E. Vereador Antônio de Ré, Escola Estadual Asa Branca da Serra, Colegio Atuante, Escola Estadual Doutor Epaminondas Ferreira Lobo, Emeb Professora Nazareth de Siqueira Rangel Barbosa, Colégio Divino Salvador de Itu, E e Álvaro Fraga Moreira, Sesi Centro Educacional 021 – São Camilo, Emef Prof Helena Maria Luiz de Mello, E.E Prof. Amilcare Mattei, Abase – Aliança Brasileira de Assist. Social e Educacional, Etec Sylvio de Mattos Carvalho, Centro de Educação Integral de Matão – Unidades I e Ii, Cempre Benedito Ferreira Lopes, E.M. Lions Clube Ocian, Colégio Joaquim Murtinho/Objetivo, Liceu Jardim, Emeb Professor Salvador Gori, E.E. Maria Iracema Munhoz, Emefm Arquiteto Oscar Niemeyer, Escola de Robótica e Mecatrônica “Prof. Marcelo Salles”, Centro Educacional Sesi 407, Oca dos Curumins, Escola Estadual João Cursino, Alpha Lumen Instituto, Escola Monteiro Lobato, Instituto Federal de São Paulo – Campus São Paulo, Colégio Anglo Morumbi, Escola Bosque, Colégio Ítaca, Colégio Souza Gouveia, Colégio Vértice, E.M.E.F. Desembargador Paulo Colombo Pereira de Queiroz, Colégio Belo Futuro Internacional, Escola Estadual Maestro Fabiano Lozano, Emef Fazenda da Juta, Colégio Regina Mundi, Colégio Objetivo Sorocaba, Ifsp – Instituto Federal de Educação Ciência e Tecnologia de São Paulo, Colégio Dom Aguirre, E M Dr Getúlio Vargas, Escola Integrada Educativa, Emief Sargento Everton Vendramel de Castro Chagas, Escola Municipal Presidente Tancredo de Almeida Neves, Colégio Estadual do Paraná, Colégio Estadual Desembargador Clotário Portugal, Centro Estadual de Educação Profissional – Pedro Boaretto Neto, Colégio Estadual Gottlieb Mueller, Instituto Federal do Paraná – Campus Jacarezinho, Colégio Estadual Dr. Gabriel Carneiro Martins, Colégio Estadual Professor Meneleu de Almeida Torres, Escola Estadual de Ensino Fundamental Professor Angelo Chiamolera, Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Rio Grande do Sul – Câmpus Caxias do Sul, Colégio Santa Luzia, Colégio Tiradentes da Brigada Militar – Ijuí, Instituto Federal Farroupilha – Campus Júlio de Castilhos, Escola Estadual de Ensino Médio Francisco Argenta, Colégio Estadual Vila Becker, Escola Santa Mônica, Colégio Politécnico da Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Escola Estadual Claudio Moreira, E.E.B. Conselheiro Astrogildo Odon Aguiar, Ebm Lore Sita Bollmann, Colégio Exponencial, Colégio Trilíngue Inovação, Emef Jorge da Cunha Carneiro, Eeb Professor Heleodoro Borges, Instituto Federal de Santa Catarina, Instituto Federal de Santa Catarina- Campus Xanxere

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 2,000 (grades 6-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 200

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): 2 competitions; (grades 7-12, SSEP participants), (grades K-12, Brazil-wide)

Partner Institutions
Brazilian Foundation for Support of Physics and Chemistry
Garatea Mission

Airvantis R&D LLC

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 13 to ISS

Mission 12 to ISS
(see Mission 12 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Lucas Fonseca
lucas.fonseca@airvantis.com.br

Ivan Lima
ivan.lima@garatea.space

Patricia Di Cunto Bracco
patricia.bracco@garatea.space

 

2. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 35; experiment design and mission patches: McKee Elementary School, Mount Royal Elementary School, Rutherford Elementary School, D.S. MacKenzie Junior High School, Highlands Junior High School, Hillcrest Junior High School, Kenilworth Junior High School, A. Blair McPherson School, David Thomas King School, Dr. Margaret Ann Armour School, Elizabeth Finch School, Michael Strembitsky School, Parkview School; experiment design only: Avalon Junior High School, John D. Bracco Junior High School, Westmount Junior High School, Jan Reimer School; mission patches only: Belgravia Elementary School, Dovercourt Elementary School, George P. Nicholson Elementary School, Greenfield Elementary School, James Gibbons Elementary School, Kensington Elementary School, Lee Ridge Elementary School, Lynnwood Elementary School, Steinhauer Elementary School, Virginia Park Elementary School, Westbrook Elementary School, Westglen Elementary School, Rosslyn Junior High School, S. Bruce Smith Junior High School, Tevie Miller Heritage School, Florence Hallock School, Ivor Dent School, McKernan School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 300 (grades 6-9)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 75

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): 2 competitions; (grades K-4), (grades 5-9)

Partner Institutions
Edmonton Public School Board

Magellan Aerospace, SSEP National Partner

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 13 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Stacey Mabey
stacey.mabey@epsb.ca

Lindsay Adrian
lindsay.adrian@epsb.ca

 

3. Qualicum, British Columbia, Canada

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 5; experiment design and mission patches: Arrowview Elementary School, École Ballenas Secondary School, École Oceanside Elementary School, Kwalikum Secondary School, Qualicum Beach 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: 50

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): 2 competitions; (grades K-7), (grades 8-12)

Partner Institutions
Qualicum School District 69

Vancouver Foundation
Magellan Aerospace, SSEP National Partner

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 13 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Director
Carl Savage
csavage@sd69.bc.ca

 

4. Winfield, Alabama

Noteworthy: this is the second SSEP flight for Winfield City

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 3; experiment design and mission patches: Winfield Middle School, Winfield City High School; mission patches only: Winfield Elementary School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 375 (grades 6-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 75

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): 2 competitions; (grades 3-6), (grades 7 and 9-12)

Partner Institutions
Winfield City School System
Winfield Middle School
Winfield City High School

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 13 to ISS

Mission 12 to ISS
(see Mission 12 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

SSEP Community Program Director
Freda Curd
fcurd@winfield.k12.al.us

 

5. Corcoran, California

Noteworthy: this is the second SSEP flight for Corcoran

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 4; experiment design and mission patches: John Muir Middle School; mission patches only: Bret Harte Elementary School, John C Fremont Elementary School, Mark Twain Elementary School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 750 (grades 6-8)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 125

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): 2 competitions; (grades K-5), (grades 6-8)

Partner Institutions
Corcoran Unified School District
John Muir Middle School

Subaru of America, Inc., SSEP National Partner

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 13 to ISS

Mission 12 to ISS
(see Mission 12 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Dave Whitmore
dwhitmore@corcoranunified.com

James Jay
jamesjay@corcoranunified.com

Judy Fierro
judyfierro@corcoranunified.com

 

6. La Verne, California

Noteworthy: this is the second SSEP flight for La Verne

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 1; experiment design and mission patches: Damien High School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 700 (grades 9-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 50

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): 2 competitions; (grades 6-8), (grades 9-12)

Partner Institutions
Damien High School

California Space Grant Consortium

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 13 to ISS

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

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Charity Maricic
maricic@damien-hs.edu

Angela Curry
curry@damien-hs.edu

 

7. Moreno Valley, California

Noteworthy: this is the second SSEP flight for Moreno Valley

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 5; experiment design and mission patches: Canyon Springs High School, Mountain View Middle School, Palm Middle School, Valley View High School; mission patches only: Vista Del Lago High School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 600 (grades 6-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 100

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): 2 competitions; (grades 6-8), (grades 9-12)

Partner Institutions
Moreno Valley Unified School District

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 13 to ISS

Mission 12 to ISS
(see Mission 12 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

SSEP Community Program Director
Emmie Glancy
eglancy@mvusd.net

 

8. North Hollywood, California

Noteworthy: this is the second SSEP flight for North Hollywood

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 1; experiment design only: Oakwood 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 School

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 13 to ISS

Mission 11 to ISS
(see Mission 11 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

SSEP Community Program Director
Phu Tranchi
ptranchi@oakwoodschool.org

 

9. Riverside, California

Noteworthy: this is the second SSEP flight for Riverside

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 44; experiment design and mission patches: Riverside STEM Academy, Mathew Gage Middle School, Central Middle School, Frank Augustus Miller Middle School, Patricia Beatty Elementary School, Benjamin Franklin Elementary School, Castle View Elementary School, Henry W. Longfellow Elementary School, Monroe Elementary School, John F. Kennedy Elementary School, Raincross High School, John W. High School; mission patches only: Adams Elementary School, Alcott Elementary School, Bryant Elementary School, Emerson Elementary School, Fremont Elementary School, Harrison Elementary School, Highgrove Elementary School, Hawthorne Elementary School, Highland Elementary School, Jackson Elementary School, Jefferson Elementary School, Lake Mathews Elementary School, Liberty Elementary School, Madison Elementary School, Magnolia Elementary School, Mt.View Elementary School, Pachaapa Elementary School, Rivera Elementary School, Sunshine Elementary School, Taft Elementary School, Twain Elementary School, Victoria Elementary School, Washington Elementary School, Woodcrest Elementary School, Chemawa Middle School, Earhart Middle School, Sierra Middle School, University Heights Middle School, Arlington High School, Ramona High School, Poly High School, Martin Luther King High School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: TBD (grades TBD)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: TBD

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): 6 competitions; (grade 5), (grade 6), (grade 7), (grade 8), (grades 9-10), (grades 11-12)

Partner Institutions
Riverside Unified School District

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 13 to ISS

Mission 12 to ISS
(see Mission 12 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

SSEP Community Program Director
Deepika Srivastava
dsrivastava@rusd.k12.ca.us

 

10. Ashford/Willington, Connecticut

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 2; experiment design and mission patches: Ashford School; experiment design only: Hall Memorial School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 358 (grades 5-8)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 72

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): 2 competitions; (K-4), (grades 5-8)

Partner Institutions
Ashford School District
Willington School District

NASA Connecticut Space Grant Consortium
Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut
Eversource Energy
The Mobile Animal Clinic of Eastern Connecticut
Whitecraft, LLC
TTM Technologies
Subaru of America, Inc., SSEP National Partner

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 13 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Carly Imhoff
cimhoff@ashfordct.org

Kate Craven
kcraven@ashfordct.org

Dory Moore
dmoore@ashfordct.org

 

11. Hillsborough County, Florida

Noteworthy: this is the sixth SSEP flight for Hillsborough County

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 18; experiment design and mission patches: Alexander Elementary School, Benito Middle School, Crestwood Elementary School, Kingswood Elementary School, Limona Elementary School, Lockhart Elementary School, Mann Middle School, Martinez Middle School, Morgan Wood Middle School, Randall Middle School, Turner Bartels K-8 School, Webb Middle School, Young Middle School; mission patches only: Carrollwood Elementary School, Roland Park Elementary School, Schwarzkopf Elementary School, Thompson Elementary School, Walden Lake Elementary School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 4,200 (grades 5-8)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 541

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): 2 competitions; (grades K-5), (grades 6-8)

Partner Institutions
Hillsborough County Public Schools

Tampa Bay STEM Network
Suncoast Federal Credit Union
United Skates of America and Affiliated Rinks
Bob Conigliaro and Caspers’ Company
NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 13 to ISS

Mission 12 to ISS
(see Mission 12 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

Mission 11 to ISS
(see Mission 11 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

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

 

12. Port St. Lucie, Florida

Noteworthy: this is the second SSEP flight for Port St. Lucie

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 1; experiment design and mission patches: Renaissance Charter School at Tradition

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 460 (grades 5-8)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 75

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): 2 competitions; (grade 5), (grades 6-8)

Partner Institutions
Renaissance Charter School at Tradition

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 13 to ISS

Mission 12 to ISS
(see Mission 12 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Amanda Wilson
awilson@traditioncharter.org

 

13. Berea, Kentucky

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 2; experiment design and mission patches: Berea Community Middle and High School; mission patches only: Berea Community Elementary School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 400 (grades 6-11)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 100

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): 2 competitions; (grades K-5), (grades 6-12)

Partner Institutions
Berea Independent School District
Berea College

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 13 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Tracy Hodge
hodget@berea.edu

Joshua Woodward
joshua.woodward@berea.kyschools.us

 

14. Anne Arundel County, Maryland

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 5; experiment design and mission patches: Central Middle School, Lindale Middle School, Magothy River Middle School, Old Mill Middle School South, Wiley H. Bates Middle School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 1,250 (grade 6)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 150

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): 1 competition; (grade 6)

Partner Institutions
Anne Arundel County Public Schools

Maryland Space Grant Consortium

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 13 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Heather Thompson
kthompson@aacps.org

Laura Pinto
lpinto@aacps.org

Valerine Wesner
vwesner@aacps.org

 

15. Montgomery County, Maryland

Noteworthy: this is the second SSEP flight for Montgomery County

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

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 300 (grade 7)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 40

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): 1 competition; (grades 6-8)

Partner Institutions
Montgomery County Public Schools
Parkland Magnet Middle School for Aerospace Technology

Maryland Space Grant Consortium

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 13 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
Jennifer Wingate
jennifer_s_wingate@mcpsmd.org

Khanny Yang
khanny_yang@mcpsmd.org

 

16. University System of Maryland, Maryland

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

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 2; experiment design only: University of Maryland – College Park, Pace University

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

Partner Institutions
University of Maryland College Park

University of Maryland College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
University of Maryland Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics
University of Maryland Department of Physics
University of Maryland Department of Mathematics
University of Maryland The Fischell Department of Bioengineering
University of Maryland Department of Aerospace Engineering
Maryland Space Grant Consortium

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 13 to ISS

Mission 12 to ISS
(see Mission 12 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

Mission 11 to ISS
(see Mission 11 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

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

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Natasha Ivanina
ivaninatasha@gmail.com

Daniel Serrano
dsvolpe@umd.edu

 

17. Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Noteworthy: this is the ninth SSEP flight for Fitchburg

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 42; experiment design and mission patches: Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School; mission patches only: Applewild School, Ashby Elementary School, Athol Community Elementary School, Athol-Royalston Middle School, Baldwinville Elementary School, Briggs Elementary School, Crocker Elementary School, Davis Hill Elementary School, Dawson Elementary School, Elm Street School, Gardner Middle School, Hildreth Elementary School, Holden Christian Academy, Houghton Elementary School, Hubbardston Center School, Longsjo Middle School, Lunenburg Middle High School, Lunenburg Primary School, Mayo Elementary School, McKay Arts Academy, Meetinghouse School, Memorial Middle School, Mountview Middle School, Narragansett Regional Middle School, Overlook Middle School, Petersham Center, Phillipston Memorial Elementary School, Quabbin Regional Middle School, Ralph C. Mahar Regional School Middle school, Reingold Elementary School, Royalston Community School, Ruggles Lane School, South Street Elementary School, Templeton Center Elementary School, The Bromfield School, The Village School, Thomas C. Passios Elementary School, Thomas Prince School, Turkey Hill Elementary School, Waterford Street School, Westminster Elementary School

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): 2 competitions; (grades K-8), (grades 9-12)

Partner Institutions
Montachusetts Regional Vocational Technical School

Massachusetts Space Grant Consortium
Subaru of America, Inc., SSEP National Partner
Magellan Aerospace, SSEP National Partner

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 13 to ISS

Mission 11 to ISS
(see Mission 11 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

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 deDiego
dediego@montytech.net

 

18. Redford, Michigan

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 1; experiment design and mission patches: Hilbert Middle School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 300 (grades 6-8)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 130

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): 2 competitions; (grades 6, Fall art classes), (grades 6-8, Spring art classes)

Partner Institutions
Hilbert Middle School
Redford Union School District

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 13 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Sarena Shivers
shivers@redfordu.k12.mi.us

Maureen Lemon
lemonm@redfordu.k12.mi.us

Andrew Christopherson
christa@redfordu.k12.mi.us

Elizabeth Beattie
beattie@redfordu.k12.mi.us

 

19. Traverse City, Michigan

Noteworthy: this is the third SSEP flight for Traverse City

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 2; experiment design and mission patches: Traverse City West Senior High School; mission patches only: Traverse City West Middle School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 850 (grades 9-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 175

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): 2 competitions; (grades 6-8), (grades 9-12)

Partner Institutions
Traverse City Area Public Schools
Traverse City West Senior High School

Resort District Dental Society
Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation
DTE Energy
Michigan Space Grant Consortium

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 13 to ISS

Mission 9 to ISS
(see Mission 9 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)

SSEP Community Program Director
Patrick Gillespie
gillespipa@tcaps.net

 

20. Kansas City, Missouri/Kansas

Noteworthy: this is the fifth SSEP flight for Kansas City

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 9; experiment design and mission patches: Argentine Middle School, Arrowhead Middle School, Central Middle School, Coronado Middle School, Eisenhower Middle School, Northwest Middle Schoool, Rosedale Middle School, Sumner Academy Middle School, West Middle School; mission patches only: Kansas EnVision Center

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 450 (grades 5-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 90

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): 2 competitions; (grades 7-8), (grades 5-11, Kansas EnVision Center)

Partner Institutions
aSTEAM Village

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 13 to ISS

Mission 8 to ISS
(see Mission 8 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 6 to ISS
(see Mission 6 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
William Wells
william@asteamvillage.org

 

21. Clark County, Nevada

Noteworthy: this is the second SSEP flight for Clark County

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 7; experiment design and mission patches: Doris French Elementary School, J. Marlon Walker Elementary School; experiment design only: Bill Y. Tomiyasu Elementary School, Barbara and Hank Greenspun Junior High School; mission patches only: Estes McDoniel Elementary School, Del Sol High School, Green Valley High School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 495 (grades 5-8)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 100

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): 2 competitions; (grades K-4), (grades 5-12)

Partner Institutions
Clark County School District
Doris French Elementary School

University of Nevada, Las Vegas Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering
Robin Toles
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development
University of Nevada, Reno Research and Innovation
Arcata Associates, Inc.
Desert Research Institute
The Joan and Laurence Davis Family Foundation
Subaru of America, Inc., SSEP National Partner

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 13 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
Tammy R. Villarreal-Crabb
villatr@nv.ccsd.net

Marie Celia Roberts
robercm1@nv.ccsd.net

 

22. Galloway, New Jersey – Stockton University

Noteworthy: this is the third SSEP flight for Galloway

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 19; experiment design and mission patches: Stockton University; mission patches only: Alder Ave Middle School, Atlantic County Institute of Technology, Avalon Elementary School, Brigantine North Middle School, Cedar Creek High School, Dawes Avenue Elementary School, Eagleswood Township Elementary School, Eugene A. Tighe Middle School, Manalapan High School, Nellie F. Bennett Elementary School, Northfield Community School, Pineland Regional Junior High School, Point Pleasant Beach High School, Port Republic School, Roland Rogers Elementary School, Southern Regional Middle School, Toms River Intermediate North, William Davies Middle 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): 2 competitions; (grades K-8), (grades 9-16)

Partner Institutions
Stockton University

New Jersey Space Grant Consortium

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 13 to ISS

Mission 12 to ISS
(see Mission 12 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

Mission 11 to ISS
(see Mission 11 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

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

 

23. Ocean City, New Jersey

Noteworthy: this is the second SSEP flight for Ocean City

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 3; experiment design and mission patches: Ocean City Intermediate School; experiment design only: Ocean City High School; mission patches only: Ocean City Primary School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 300 (grades 7-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 25

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): 2 competitions; (grades K-3), (grades 4-8)

Partner Institutions
Ocean City Public School System

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 13 to ISS

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

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Lauren Gunther
lgunther@ocsdnj.org

Daniel Weaver
dweaver@ocsdnj.org

David Uhrich
duhrich@ocsdnj.org

 

24. Springfield, New Jersey

Noteworthy: this is the fourth SSEP flight for Springfield

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

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 1,295 (grades 5-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 200

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): 2 competitions; (grades K-5), (grades 6-12)

Partner Institutions
Springfield Public Schools

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 13 to ISS

Mission 12 to ISS
(see Mission 12 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

Mission 11 to ISS
(see Mission 11 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

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

 

25. Jefferson County, New York

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 11; experiment design and mission patches: Belleville Henderson Central School, Copenhagen Central School, LaFargeville Central School, Beaver River Central School, Indian River Intermediate School, Indian River High School, H.T. Wiley Intermediate School, Case Middle School, Watertown High School, Immaculate Heart Central High School, 4-H Traditional Clubs

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 300 (grades 5-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 50

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): 2 competitions; (grades K-6), (grades 7-12)

Partner Institutions
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County
4-H Afterschool and Traditional Club Programs

NASA New York Space Grant Consortium
Subaru of America, Inc., SSEP National Partner

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 13 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Director
Mitch McCormick
mam697@cornell.edu

 

26. Suffolk County, New York

Noteworthy: this is the second SSEP flight for Suffolk County

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 4; experiment design and mission patches: Maplewood Intermediate School, Birchwood Intermediate School, Silas Wood 6th grade Center, Stimson Middle School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 300 (grades 5-11)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 70

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): 1 competition; (grades 3-8)

Partner Institutions
South Huntington School District

Cradle of Aviation Museum
Subaru of America, Inc., SSEP National Partner
Magellan Aerospace, SSEP National Partner

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 13 to ISS

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

SSEP Community Program Director
Marijean Scardapane
mscardapane@shufsd.org

 

27. WNY STEM – Buffalo/Niagara, New York

Noteworthy: this is the third SSEP flight for WNY STEM

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 14; experiment design and mission patches: Futures Preparatory School, Research Laboratory Program for Bioinformatics and Life Sciences at Bennett High School, Hamlin Park Claude and Ouida Clapp Academy, Harvey Austin School, International Preparatory School, Dr. Lydia T. Wright School of Excellence, Buffalo Academy of Science Charter School, Global Concepts Charter School, Olean High School, Lockport High School, Wellsville Secondary School, Depew Middle School, Depew High School, Salamanca High School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 440 (grades 5-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 104

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): 4 competitions; (grades K-4), (grades 5-12), (grades K-4, Hands Across the Border), (grades 5-12, Hands Across the Border)

Partner Institutions
WNY STEM Hub

NASA New York Space Grant Consortium
Magellan Aerospace, SSEP National Partner

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 13 to ISS

Mission 12 to ISS
(see Mission 12 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

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

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Michelle Kavanaugh
mkavanaugh@wnystem.org

Margy Jones-Carey
mjcedconsults@verizon.net

 

28. Hunter, North Dakota

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 1; experiment design only: Northern Cass Public School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 60 (grades 6-11)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 20

Partner Institutions
Northern Cass School District

General Equipment and Supplies, Inc.
Asplin, Inc.
North Dakota Space Grant Consortium
North Dakota Aeronautics Commission
North Dakota Community Foundation
Northern Cass School District Fundraising Committee
Northern Cass School District Booster Club
Bergum Foundation

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 13 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Director
Laurie Salander
laurie.salander@northerncassschool.com

 

29. Hershey, Pennsylvania – Milton Hershey School

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 1; experiment design and mission patches: Milton Hershey School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 200 (grades 9-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 40

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): 2 competitions; (grades K-2), (grades 3-4)

Partner Institutions
Milton Hershey School

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 13 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Director
Jaunine Fouche
fouchej@mhs-pa.org

 

30. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – University of Pittsburgh

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 1; experiment design and mission patches: University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy

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): 1 competition; (grades 13-16)

Partner Institutions
University of Pittsburgh, School of Pharmacy

Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 13 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
John Donehoo
donehoojp@upmc.edu

Ravi Patel
rmp40@pitt.edu

Cam Karnick
cck20@pitt.edu

 

31. Knox County, Tennessee

Noteworthy: this is the sixth SSEP flight for Knox County

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 22; experiment design and mission patches: Bearden High School, Beaumont Magnet Academy, Bluegrass Elementary School, Brickey-McCloud Elementary School, Carter Middle School, Career Magnet Academy, East Knox Elementary School, Farragut High School, Farragut Middle School, Gibbs Middle School, Green Magnet Academy, Gresham Middle School, Halls Middle School, Hardin Valley Elementary School, Karns Elementary School, Northwest Middle School, Shannondale Elementary School, Vine Middle Magnet School, West Hills Elementary; mission patches only: Whittle Springs Middle School, Fulton High School, Cedar Bluff Elementary School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 100 (grades 5-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 25

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): 2 competitions; (grades K-5), (grades 6-12)

Partner Institutions
Knox County Public School System

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 13 to ISS

Mission 12 to ISS
(see Mission 12 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

Mission 11 to ISS
(see Mission 11 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

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
Andrea Berry
andrea.berry@knoxschools.org

April Lamb
april.lamb@knoxschools.org

 

32. Burleson, Texas

Noteworthy: this is the fifth SSEP flight for Burleson

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 10; experiment design and mission patches: Hughes Middle School, Kerr Middle School, REALM Middle School, STEAM Middle School, STEAM Academy at Stribling Elementary School; mission patches only: Academy at Nola Dunn Elementary, Academy Leadership and Technology at Mound Elementary, Clinkscale Elementary, Hajek Elementary School, Taylor Elementary School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 985 (grades 5-6)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 250

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): 2 competitions; (grades K-5), (grades 6-12)

Partner Institutions
Burleson Independent School District

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 13 to ISS

Mission 12 to ISS
(see Mission 12 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

Mission 11 to ISS
(see Mission 11 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

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

Stacy Hughes
shughes@bisdmail.net

Seth Hickman
shickman@bisdmail.net

 

33. Ector County, Texas

Noteworthy: this is the second SSEP flight for Ector County

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 17; experiment design and mission patches: Nimitz Middle School, Bonham Middle School, Wilson and Young Middle School, Falcon Early College High School; experiment design only: Permian High School, Odessa Career and Technical Early College High School; mission patches only: Burleson Elementary School, Noel Elementary School, Milam Elementary School, Austin Montessori School, Goliad Elementary School, Pease Elementary School, Johnson Elementary School, Crockett Middle School, Gonzales Elementary School, Hays STEAM Academy, George H.W. Bush New Tech Odessa

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 300 (grades 6-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 50

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): 2 competitions; (grades K-5), (grades 6-12)

Partner Institutions
Ector County Independent School District

Texas Space Grant Consortium
Subaru of America, Inc., SSEP National Partner

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 13 to ISS

Mission 12 to ISS
(see Mission 12 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Jason Osborne
jason.osborne@ectorcountyisd.org

Gabriela Granado
gabriela.granado@ectorcountyisd.org

 

34. Klein, Texas

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 47; experiment design and mission patches: Klein High School, Klein Cain High School, Klein Forest High School, Klein Collins High School, Klein Oak High School, Vistas High School, Doerre Intermediate School, Hildebrandt Intermediate School, Hofius Intermediate School, Kleb Intermediate School, Klein Intermediate School, Krimmel Intermediate School, Schindewolf Intermediate School, Strack Intermediate School, Ulrich Intermediate School, Wunderlich Intermediate School, Benfer Elementary School, Benignus Elementary School, Bernshausen Elementary School, Blackshear Elementary School, Brill Elementary School, Erhardt Elementary School, Eiland Elementary School, Epps Island Elementary School, Frank Elementary School, French Elementary School, Greenwood Forest Elementary School, Hassler Elementary School, Haude Elementary School, Kaiser Elementary School, Klenk Elementary School, Kohrville Elementary School, Krahn Elementary School, Kreinhop Elementary School, Kuehnle Elementary School, Lemm Elementary School, Mahaffey Elementary School, McDougle Elementary School, Metzler Elementary School, Mittelstaedt Elementary School, Mueller Elementary School, Nitsch Elementary School, Northampton Elementary School, Roth Elementary School, Schultz Elementary School, Theiss Elementary School, Zwink Elementary School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 350 (grades 5-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 75

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): 2 competitions; (grades K-5), (grades 6-12)

Partner Institutions
Klein Independent School District

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 13 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Beth Gilleland
egilleland@kleinisd.net

Michelle Thompson
mthompson2@kleinisd.net

Kathleen Plott
kplott@kleinisd.net

 

35. Marfa, Texas

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 2; experiment design and mission patches: Marfa Junior/Senior High School, Marfa Elementary School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 210 (grades 4-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 46

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): 2 competitions; (grades K-6), (grades 7-12)

Partner Institutions
Marfa Independent School District

Texas Space Grant Consortium
Subaru of America, Inc., SSEP National Partner

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 13 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
John Sherrill
jsherrill@marfaisd.com

Amy White
amywhite@marfaisd.com

 

36. Pharr, Texas

Noteworthy: this is the fifth SSEP flight for Pharr

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: TBD; experiment design and mission patches: PSJA Thomas Jefferson T-STEM ECHS; mission patches only: TBD

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 300 (grades 9-11)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 60

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): 2 competitions; (grades K-5), (grades 6-12)

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

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 13 to ISS

Mission 12 to ISS
(see Mission 12 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

Mission 11 to ISS
(see Mission 11 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 4 to ISS
(see Mission 4 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Marisela Zepeda
marisela.zepeda@psjaisd.us

Cynthia Salazar
cynthia.salazar@psjaisd.us

 

37. Raleigh County, West Virginia

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 1; experiment design only: Shady Spring High School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 400 (grades 9-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 90

Partner Institutions
Raleigh County Schools
Shady Spring High School

Beckley Area Foundation
L.A. Gates Company
Society of Satellite Professionals International – Mid-Atlantic Chapter
Alliance Consulting, Inc.
NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium
Carter Family Foundation
Vecellio Family Foundation
Subaru of America, Inc., SSEP National Partner

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 13 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Elizabeth Hegele
shegele@k12.wv.us

James Phares
james.phares@k12.wv.us

 

38. iForward – Grantsburg, Wisconsin

Noteworthy: this is the second SSEP flight for iForward-Grantsburg

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 4; experiment design and mission patches: iForward Online Public Charter School, Grantsburg Middle School, Grantsburg High School; mission patches only: Grantsburg Elementary School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 300 (grades 6-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 50

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): 1 competitions; (grades 1-8), (grades 9-12)

Partner Institutions
Grantsburg School District

Carthage College
University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 13 to ISS

Mission 12 to ISS
(see Mission 12 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Billy Beesley
billy.beesley@iforwardwisconsin.com

Constance Quade
constance.quade@iforwardwisconsin.com

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.