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 XX schools 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 xx 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 City, 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: TBD; experiment design and mission patches: TBD; mission patches only: TBD

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): TBD competitions; (grades TBD), (grades TBD)

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: TBD; experiment design and mission patches: TBD; mission patches only: TBD

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): TBD competitions; (grades TBD), (grades TBD)

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: TBD; experiment design and mission patches: TBD; mission patches only: TBD

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): TBD competitions; (grades TBD), (grades TBD)

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 City, Alabama

Noteworthy: this is the second SSEP flight for Winfield City

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: TBD; experiment design and mission patches: TBD; mission patches only: TBD

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 375 (grades 6-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 100

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): TBD competitions; (grades TBD), (grades TBD)

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: TBD; experiment design and mission patches: TBD; mission patches only: TBD

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): TBD competitions; (grades TBD), (grades TBD)

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: TBD; experiment design and mission patches: TBD; mission patches only: TBD

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): TBD competitions; (grades TBD), (grades TBD)

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-sh.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: TBD; experiment design and mission patches: TBD; mission patches only: TBD

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): TBD competitions; (grades TBD), (grades TBD)

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: TBD; experiment design and mission patches: TBD; mission patches only: TBD

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

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): TBD competitions; (grades TBD), (grades TBD)

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: TBD; experiment design and mission patches: TBD; mission patches only: TBD

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): TBD competitions; (grades TBD), (grades TBD)

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: TBD; experiment design and mission patches: TBD; mission patches only: TBD

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): TBD competitions; (grades TBD), (grades TBD)

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 Manfre
dmanfre@ashfordct.org

 

11. Hillsborough County, Florida

Noteworthy: this is the sixth SSEP flight for Hillsborough County

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: TBD; experiment design and mission patches: TBD; mission patches only: TBD

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): TBD competitions; (grades TBD), (grades TBD)

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: TBD; experiment design and mission patches: TBD; mission patches only: TBD

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): TBD competitions; (grades TBD), (grades TBD)

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
Andrea Reilly
areilly@traditioncharter.org

Amanda Wilson
awilson@traditioncharter.org

 

13. Berea, Kentucky

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: TBD; experiment design and mission patches: TBD; mission patches only: TBD

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): TBD competitions; (grades TBD), (grades TBD)

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: TBD; experiment design and mission patches: TBD; mission patches only: TBD

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): TBD competitions; (grades TBD), (grades TBD)

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: TBD; experiment design and mission patches: TBD; mission patches only: TBD

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): TBD competitions; (grades TBD), (grades TBD)

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: TBD; experiment design and mission patches: TBD; mission patches only: TBD

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): TBD competitions; (grades TBD), (grades TBD)

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: TBD; experiment design and mission patches: TBD; 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): TBD competitions; (grades TBD), (grades TBD)

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: TBD; experiment design and mission patches: TBD; mission patches only: TBD

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): TBD competitions; (grades TBD), (grades TBD)

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: TBD; experiment design and mission patches: TBD; mission patches only: TBD

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): TBD competitions; (grades TBD), (grades TBD)

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: TBD; experiment design and mission patches: TBD; mission patches only: TBD

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): TBD competitions; (grades TBD), (grades TBD)

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: TBD; experiment design and mission patches: TBD; mission patches only: TBD

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): TBD competitions; (grades TBD), (grades TBD)

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: TBD; experiment design and mission patches: TBD; mission patches only: TBD

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): TBD competitions; (grades TBD), (grades TBD)

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: TBD; experiment design and mission patches: TBD; mission patches only: TBD

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): TBD competitions; (grades TBD), (grades TBD)

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: TBD; experiment design and mission patches: TBD; mission patches only: TBD

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): TBD competitions; (grades TBD), (grades TBD)

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: TBD; experiment design and mission patches: TBD; mission patches only: TBD

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): TBD competitions; (grades TBD), (grades TBD)

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: TBD; experiment design and mission patches: TBD; mission patches only: TBD

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): TBD competitions; (grades TBD), (grades TBD)

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: TBD; experiment design and mission patches: TBD; mission patches only: TBD

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): TBD competitions; (grades TBD), (grades TBD)

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
mkavan61@aol.com

 

28. Hunter, North Dakota

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: TBD; experiment design and mission patches: TBD; mission patches only: TBD

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 330 (grades 6-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 60

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): TBD competitions; (grades TBD), (grades TBD)

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

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: TBD; experiment design and mission patches: TBD; mission patches only: TBD

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): TBD competitions; (grades TBD), (grades TBD)

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: TBD; experiment design and mission patches: TBD; mission patches only: TBD

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): TBD competitions; (grades TBD), (grades TBD)

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: TBD; experiment design and mission patches: TBD; mission patches only: TBD

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): TBD competitions; (grades TBD), (grades TBD)

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: TBD; experiment design and mission patches: TBD; mission patches only: TBD

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): TBD competitions; (grades TBD), (grades TBD)

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: TBD; experiment design and mission patches: TBD; mission patches only: TBD

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): TBD competitions; (grades TBD), (grades TBD)

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: TBD; experiment design and mission patches: TBD; mission patches only: TBD

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): TBD competitions; (grades TBD), (grades TBD)

Partner Institutions
Klein Independent School District

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 13 to ISS

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

Michele Thompson
mthompson2@kleinisd.net

Kathleen Plott
kplott@kleinisd.net

 

35. Marfa, Texas

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: TBD; experiment design and mission patches: TBD; mission patches only: TBD

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): TBD competitions; (grades TBD), (grades TBD)

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: TBD; 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): TBD competitions; (grades TBD), (grades TBD)

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: TBD; experiment design and mission patches: TBD; mission patches only: TBD

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

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): TBD competitions; (grades TBD), (grades TBD)

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
shege@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: TBD; experiment design and mission patches: TBD; mission patches only: TBD

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): TBD competitions; (grades TBD), (grades TBD)

Partner Institutions
Grantsburg 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 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.