Community Profiles and Local Partners: SSEP Mission 14 to ISS


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SSEP Mission 14 to ISS

Experiment Design Competition and Selection of Flight Experiments: Fall 2019
Flight to ISS: projected launch Spring/Summer 2020

 

The 33 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 14 to ISS – the 16th 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 14 to ISS community leadership project that across the network of 33 communities a minimum of 29,300 students will be fully engaged in experiment design, and a minimum of 3,800 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 14 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 274 schools in 18 States, 2 Canadian Provinces, and Brazil are taking part in Mission 14 to ISS. School data is still missing from Moreno Valley, Kansas City, Galloway, and Knox County (reporting in Feb 2020). Edmonton, Alberta, and Halifax, Nova Scotia, are the two Canadian communities, and Sao Paulo is the community in Brazil. Mission 14 includes five communities in Texas; three in California; and two in Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma and Wisconsin. Three communities are focusing on university undergraduates – Stockton University in Galloway, New Jersey, the University of Maryland System, and the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Mission 14 is the –

  • seventh SSEP Mission for Hillsborough County, Florida; and Knox County, Tennessee
  • sixth Mission for Kansas City, Missouri/Kansas; Burleson, Texas; and Pharr, Texas
  • fifth Mission for University System of Maryland; and Springfield, New Jersey
  • fourth Mission for Galloway, New Jersey – Stockton University; and WNY STEM – Buffalo/Niagara, New York
  • third Mission for Sao Paulo, Brazil; Winfield City, Alabama; Corcoran, California; Moreno Valley, California; and iForward – Grantsburg, Wisconsin
  • second Mission for Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Stamford, Connecticut; Anne Arundel County, Maryland; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – University of Pittsburgh; Sumter, South Carolina; and Bellevue, Washington

Mission 14 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 10 of the 33 communities, Mission 14 is made possible in part by a grant from Subaru of America, also a National Partner on SSEP. For the 2 Canadian communities, Mission 14 is made possible in part by a grant from Magellan Aerospace, a Canadian National Partner on SSEP, which also supported 2 communities in MA and NY where Magellan Aerospace has U.S. facilities.

More generally, Mission 14 to ISS is made possible through the involvement of 99 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 9 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 York Space Grant Consortium at Cornell University; Texas Space Grant Consortium at University of Texas at Austin; and Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium at Carthage College.

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. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  4. Winfield City, Alabama
  5. Buckeye, Arizona
  6. Corcoran, California
  7. Moreno Valley, California
  8. Redlands, California
  9. Stamford, Connecticut
  10. Hillsborough County, Florida
  11. Pasco County, Florida
  12. Anne Arundel County, Maryland
  13. University System of Maryland, Maryland
  14. Westford, Massachusetts
  15. Harper Woods, Michigan
  16. Kansas City, Missouri/Kansas
  17. Galloway, New Jersey
  18. Springfield, New Jersey
  19. WNY STEM – Buffalo/Niagara, New York
  20. Shoreham, New York
  21. Bethany, Oklahoma
  22. Enid, Oklahoma
  23. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – University of Pittsburgh
  24. Sumter, South Carolina
  25. Knox County, Tennessee
  26. Bandera, Texas
  27. Burleson, Texas
  28. Lufkin, Texas
  29. Lumberton, Texas
  30. Pharr, Texas
  31. Bellevue, Washington
  32. Hayward, Wisconsin
  33. iForward – Grantsburg, Wisconsin

 

1. Sao Paulo, Brazil

Noteworthy: this is the third SSEP flight for Brazil

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 70; experiment design and mission patches: Ceefmti daniel comboni, Cefet/rj – centro federal de educação tecnológica celso suckow da Fonseca, Cempre benedito ferreira Lopes, Centro federal de educacao tecnologica de minas gerais, Centro federal de educação tecnológica de minas gerais, Centro territorial de educação profissional de itaparica – cetepi, Centro.educacional sesi 228 botucatu sp, Cepmg – cabo pm edmilson de souza lemes, Ceu emef casa blanca, Colégio adventista de joinville – saguaçu, Colégio estadual da polícia militar de goiás – unidade ayrton senna, Colegio feb, Colégio global, Colégio maria edith rhoden, Colégio marista Goiânia, Colégio municipal paulo freire, Colégio positivo internacional, Colégio regina coeli, Colégio santra Dorotéia, E. E. Dr. Domingos de Magalhães, E. E. E. O. Professor moreira de Sousa, E.e carlos maximiliano pereira dos santos, Ee américo brasiliense, Ee padre aristides greve, Eeb bom pastor, Eliezer steinbarg max nordau, Emee olga benário prestes, Emef ceu Paraisópolis, Emef almirante ary parreiras, Emef barão de mauá, Emef dr.joao pedro de carvalho neto, Emef fazenda da juta, Emef jorge da cunha carneiro, Emef m’boi mirim ii, Emef oliveira viana, Ensino médio sesi concórdia, Escola básica municipal eugênio pozzo, Escola bosque eireli, Escola estadual brasílio machado, Escola estadual maestro fabiano lozano , Escola estadual professora leonor fernandes da silva, Escola estadual renato sêneca de sá Fleury, Escola estadual santos dumont, Escola integrada educativa, Escola mestre santa bárbara, Escola monteiro lobato, Escola municipal irati, Escola núcleo lira camilla petry, Escola núcleo são Rafael, Escola paulista, Escola pró-morar barigui , Escola sagrada família, Ifba – campus paulo afonso, Ifma – são luís, Ifmg – campus betim, Ifsc – florianópolis, Ifsc – gaspar, Ifsc – jaraguá do sul, Ifsc – Xanxerê, Instituto alpha lumen, Instituto federal do ceará – ifce campus tabuleiro do norte, Instituto federal do paraná – campus campo largo, Instituto federal farroupilha – campus santo Ângelo, Instituto nacional leva ciência
Liceu jardim, Núcleo pedagógico rural de Joaçaba, Oca dos curumins, Patronato nossa senhora de lourdes, Sartre _ escola seb_ unidade monet, Sesi – serviço social da indústria

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 8,130 (grades 6-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 500

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

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

Partner Institutions
Airvantis R&D LLC

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 14 to ISS

Mission 13 to ISS
(see Mission 13 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

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

SSEP Community Program Director
Lucas Fonseca
lucas.fonseca@airvantis.com.br

 

2. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Noteworthy: this is the second SSEP flight for Edmonton

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 23; experiment design and mission patches: A. Blair McPherson School, Dr. Margaret-Ann Armour School, George P. Nicholson School, Highlands School, Rosslyn School, S. Bruce Smith School, Steinhauer School; experiment design only: Elizabeth Finch School, Elmwood School, Michael Strembitsky School, Parkview School, Shauna May Seneca School; mission patches only: Alberta School for the Deaf, Coronation School, David Thomas King School, Ivor Dent School, James Gibbons School, Kensington School, Lago Lindo School, Lorelei School, Ottewell School, Riverbend School, Westbrook School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 1,000 (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 14 to ISS

Mission 13 to ISS
(see Mission 13 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

SSEP Community Program Director
Lindsay Adrian
lindsay.adrian@epsb.ca

 

3. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 4; experiment design and mission patches: Gorsebrook Junior High School; mission patches only: Inglis Street Elementary School, Saint Mary’s Elementary School, LeMarchant-St. Thomas Elementary School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 250 (grades 7-9)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 55

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

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

Partner Institutions
Halifax Regional Centre for Education
Gorsebrook Junior High School

Brilliant Labs
Honorable Mike Savage, Mayor, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Halifax Partnership
NSERC Young Innovators
Raphael Foundation
Magellan Aerospace, SSEP National Partner

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 14 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Sonja Goold
sgoold@hrce.ca

David Leblanc
dleblanc@hrce.ca

 

4. Winfield, Alabama

Noteworthy: this is the third SSEP flight for Winfield

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 3; experiment design and mission patches: Winfield Middle School; mission patches only: Winfield Elementary School, Winfield City High 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: 50

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

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

Partner Institutions
Winfield City School System

Pepsi-Cola, Dr. Pepper Bottling Company, Inc.
State Bank & Trust
Komatsu Mining Corporation Group
Tombigbee Electric Cooperative
The Citizens Bank of Winfield
3M
Subaru of America, Inc., SSEP National Partner

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 14 to ISS

Mission 13 to ISS
(see Mission 13 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

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. Buckeye, Arizona

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 6; experiment design and mission patches: Bales Elementary School, Buckeye Elementary School, Inca Elementary School, Marionneaux Elementary School, Sundance Elementary School, Steven R. Jasinski Elementary School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 300 (grades 5-8)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 60

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

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

Partner Institutions
Buckeye Elementary School District

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 14 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Chryste Berda
cberda@besd33.org

Heather Orozco
horozco@besd33.org

 

6. Corcoran, California

Noteworthy: this is the third SSEP flight for Corcoran

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 5; experiment design and mission patches: John Muir Middle School; mission patches only: John C. Fremont Elementary School, Mark Twain Elementary School, Kings Lake Education Center, Bret Harte Elementary School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 780 (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

California Space Grant Consortium
California Resources Corporation
Corcoran Community Foundation
The Edmund Eisenberg Memorial Foundation for the Advancement of STEM Education
Subaru of America, Inc., SSEP National Partner

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 14 to ISS

Mission 13 to ISS
(see Mission 13 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

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

Jari Stokes
jaristokes@corcoranunified.com

Judy Fierro
judyfierro@corcoranunified.com

 

7. Moreno Valley, California

Noteworthy: this is the third 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): 2 competitions; (grades 6-8), (grades 9-12)

Partner Institutions
Moreno Valley Unified School District

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 14 to ISS

Mission 13 to ISS
(see Mission 13 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

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. Redlands, California

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 7; experiment design and mission patches: Redlands Senior High School, Moore Middle School; mission patches only: Beattie Middle School, Cope Middle School, Clement Middle School, Redlands East Valley High School, Citrus Valley High School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 900 (grades 6-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 300

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

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

Partner Institutions
Redlands Unified School District

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 14 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Director
Deepika Srivastava
deepika_srivastava@redlands.k12.ca.us

 

9. Stamford, Connecticut

Noteworthy: this is the second SSEP flight for Stamford

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 19; experiment design and mission patches: Stamford High School; mission patches only: Davenport Ridge Elementary School, Hart Magnet Elementary School, Julia A. Stark Elementary School, K.T. Murphy Elementary School, Newfield Elementary School, Northeast Elementary School, Rogers International School, Roxbury Elementary School, Springdale Elementary School, Stillmeadow Elementary School, Strawberry Hill, an extension of Rogers International School, Toquam Magnet Elementary School, Westover Magnet Elementary School, Cloonan Middle School, Dolan Middle School, Rippowam Middle School, Scofield Magnet Middle School, Turn of River Middle School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 300 (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
Stamford Public School District
Stamford High School

Fairfield County’s Community Foundation
Eversource
NASA Connecticut Space Grant Consortium
Rotary Club
People’s United Bank
Subaru of America, Inc., SSEP National Partner

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 14 to ISS

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

SSEP Community Program Director
Sue Dougherty
sdougherty@stamfordct.gov

 

10. Hillsborough County, Florida

Noteworthy: this is the seventh SSEP flight for Hillsborough County

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 28; experiment design and mission patches: Bryant Elementary School, Essrig Elementary School, FishHawk Creek Elementary School, Gorrie Elementary School, Newsome High School, Randall Middle School, Riverhills Elementary School, Sessums Elementary School, Springhead Elementary School, Tampa Palms Elementary School, Walden Lake Elementary School; mission patches only: Alafia Elementary School, Cannella Elementary School, Collins Elementary School, Cork Elementary School, Cypress Creek Elementary School, Dawson Elementary School, Frost Elementary School, Lowry Elementary School, Mort Elementary School, Northwest Elementary School, Oak Grove Elementary School, Pride Elementary School, Sulphur Springs Elementary School, Summerfield Crossings Elementary School, Temple Terrace Elementary School, Turner Bartels K-8 School, Thompson Elementary School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 4,200 (grades 5-12)
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 6-12)

Partner Institutions
Tampa Bay STEM Network

Hillsborough County Public Schools
NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium
Suncoast Credit Union Foundation
United Skates of America, Inc.
Hillsborough Education Foundation

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 14 to ISS

Mission 13 to ISS
(see Mission 13 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

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

 

11. Pasco County, Florida

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 5; experiment design and mission patches: Wendell Krinn Technical High School, Chasco Middle School, Sanders Memorial Elementary School, Centennial Middle School; mission patches only: Hudson High School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 1,755 (grades 5-12)
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 6-12)

Partner Institutions
Pasco County Schools

NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium
Pasco Education Foundation
First National Bank
Publix Super Markets Charities

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 14 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Dr. Chris Dunning
cdunning@pasco.k12.fl.us

Roberta Starling
rstarlin@pasco.k12.fl.us

 

12. Anne Arundel County, Maryland

Noteworthy: this is the second SSEP flight for Anne Arundel County

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 8; experiment design and mission patches: Annapolis Middle School, Wiley H. Bates Middle School, Brooklyn Park Middle School, Central Middle School, Lindale Middle School, Meade Middle School; mission patches only: North County High School, Northeast High School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 2,230 (grades 6-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 105

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): 1 competition; (grades 6-7)

Partner Institutions
Anne Arundel County Public Schools

Maryland Space Grant Consortium

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 14 to ISS

Mission 13 to ISS
(see Mission 13 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

SSEP Community Program Co-Director
Valerie Wesner
vwesner@aacps.org

Eliott Tyler
etyler@aacps.org

Laura Pinto
lpinto@aacps.org

 

13. University System of Maryland, Maryland

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

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 1; experiment design only: University of Maryland, College Park

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 50 (grades 13-16)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 12

Partner Institutions
University System of Maryland

Maryland Space Grant Consortium

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 14 to ISS

Mission 13 to ISS
(see Mission 13 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments)

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-Director
Natasha Ivanina
ivaninatasha@gmail.com

Daniel Serrano
dsvolpe@umd.edu

 

14. Westford, Massachusetts

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 1; experiment design and mission patches: Stony Brook 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: 100

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

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

Partner Institutions
Stony Brook School

Massachusetts Space Grant Consortium
Great Lowell Community Foundation (GLCF)

GLCF President’s Fund
Westford Family Fun Fest Fund
Don Mason Family fund
Westford Community Fund

Westford Education Foundation
Red Hat Inc.
NETSCOUT
Westford Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Lowell Sun Charities
Veracode
Magellan Aerospace, SSEP National Partner

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 14 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Co-Director
Jennifer Twitchell
jtwitchell@westfordk12.us

Mindy Schnare
mschnare@westfordk12.us

 

15. Harper Woods, Michigan

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 4; experiment design and mission patches: Chandler Park Academy Elementary School, Chandler Park Academy Middle School, Chandler Park High School; mission patches only: Poupard Elementary School

Experiment Design Competition

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

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): 2 competitions; (grades 3-5), (grades 6-12)

Partner Institutions
Chandler Park Academy School District

Michigan Space Grant Consortium
DTE Energy

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 14 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Director
Audrey Richardson
richardsona@chandlerparkacademy.net

 

16. Kansas City, MO/KS

Noteworthy: this is the sixth 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: 1,500 (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 5-9, SSEP participants), (grades 5-9, non-SSEP participants)

Partner Institutions
aSTEAM Village

Subaru of America, Inc., SSEP National Partner

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 14 to ISS

Mission 13 to ISS
(see Mission 13 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

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

 

17. Galloway, New Jersey – Stockton University

Noteworthy: this is the fourth 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: 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-6), (grades 7-16)

Partner Institutions
Stockton University

Subaru of America, Inc., SSEP National Partner

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 14 to ISS

Mission 13 to ISS
(see Mission 13 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

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

 

18. Springfield, New Jersey

Noteworthy: this is the fifth SSEP flight for Springfield

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

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 1,321 (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 14 to ISS

Mission 13 to ISS
(see Mission 13 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

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

 

19. WNY STEM – Buffalo/Niagara, New York

Noteworthy: this is the fourth SSEP flight for WNY STEM

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 7; experiment design only: Charter School of Inquiry, International Preparatory School, King Urban Life Center, Lockport High School, Bennett High School, Salamanca High School, Wellsville Secondary 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

Partner Institutions
WNY STEM Hub

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 14 to ISS

Mission 13 to ISS
(see Mission 13 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

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

Jeffery Arnold
jefferyarnold89@gmail.com

Joe Zawicki
jzawicki@gmail.com

 

20. Shoreham, New York

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 3; experiment design and mission patches: Wading River Elementary School, Albert Prodell Middle School, Shoreham Wading River High School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 285 (grades 5, 8-12)
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
Shoreham-Wading River Central School District

New York Space Grant Consortium
Magellan Aerospace, SSEP National Partner

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 14 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Amy Meyer
ameyer@swr.k12.ny.us

Kevin Nohejl
knohejl@swr.k12.ny.us

 

21. Bethany, Oklahoma

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 3; experiment design and mission patches: Bethany High School, Bethany Middle School, Bethany Earl Harris Elementary School

Experiment Design Competition

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

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): 2 competitions; (grades 5-8), (grades 9-12)

Partner Institutions
Bethany Public Schools

Oklahoma City Community Foundation
Trustees of The Harris Foundation
Foundation Management, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc., SSEP National Partner

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 14 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Andrea Stewart
astewart@bethanyschools.com

Adam Forester
aforester@bethanyschools.com

 

22. Enid, Oklahoma

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 15; experiment design and mission patches: Enid High School, Longfellow Middle School; mission patches only: Emerson Middle School, Waller Middle School, Adams Elementary School, Coolidge Elementary School, Eisenhower Elementary School, Garfield Elementary School, Glenwood Elementary School, Hayes Elementary School, Hoover Elementary School, McKinley Elementary School, Monroe Elementary School, Prairie Elementary School, Taft Elementary School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 460 (grades 5-6, 9-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 115

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

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

Partner Institutions
Enid Public School District

Envirotech Engineering and Consulting
Enid Public School Foundation
Trustees of The Harris Foundation
Foundation Management, Inc.
Security National Bank
Groendyke Transport, Inc.
Stride Bank
Vertex Aerospace

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 14 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Dusty Hugaboom
dbhugaboom@enidk12.org

Teresa Ponce
tmponce@enidk12.org

 

23. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – University of Pittsburgh

Noteworthy: this is the second SSEP flight for Pittsburgh

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

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; (Schools of Pharmacy and Engineering), (Schools of Life Sciences, Health Sciences and Arts and Humanities)

Partner Institutions
University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 14 to ISS

Mission 13 to ISS
(see Mission 13 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

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

Ravi Patel
rmp40@pitt.edu

 

24. Sumter, South Carolina

Noteworthy: this is the second SSEP flight for Sumter

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 4; experiment design and mission patches: Alice Drive Middle School; mission patches only: Alice Drive Elementary School, Millwood Elementary School, Willow Drive Elementary School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 400 (grades 6-8)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 80

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

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

Partner Institutions
Sumter School District
Alice Drive Middle School

Subaru of America, Inc., SSEP National Partner

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 14 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
Jeannie Pressley
jeannie.pressley@sumterschools.net

Marina Mosneaguta
marina.mosneaguta@sumterschools.net

 

25. Knox County, Tennessee

Noteworthy: this is the seventh SSEP flight for Knox County

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: TBD; experiment design and mission patches: TBD; experiment design only: Bearden High School, Beaumont Magnet Academy, Bluegrass Elementary School, Carter Middle School, Farragut High School, Gibbs Middle School, Green Magnet Academy, Halls High School, Hardin Valley Elementary School, Karns Elementary School, L&N STEM Academy, Northwest Middle School, Sequoyah Elementary School, Shannondale Elementary School, South Knoxville Elementary School, Vine Middle Magnet School; mission patches only: TBD

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 130 (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

Subaru of America, Inc., SSEP National Partner

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 14 to ISS

Mission 13 to ISS
(see Mission 13 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

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

Mallory Sterling
mallory.sterling@knoxschools.org

 

26. Bandera, Texas

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 3; experiment design and mission patches: Bandera Middle School; mission patches only: Alkek Elementary School, Hill Country Elementary 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: 60

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

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

Partner Institutions
Bandera Independent School District
Bandera Middle School

Warriors Heart
Winters Electric
Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country
Heart 2
Christina & Luis Moreno
Stacy LaLanne
Guajardo Family
Subaru of America, Inc., SSEP National Partner

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 14 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Patrick Sizemore
psizemore@banderaisd2.net

Ray Bianco
rbianco@banderisd2.net

 

27. Burleson, Texas

Noteworthy: this is the sixth SSEP flight for Burleson

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 16; experiment design and mission patches: STEAM at Stribling Elementary School, Nick Kerr Middle School, Hughes Middle School, STEAM Middle School, The REALM Secondary School; mission patches only: Bransom Elementary School, Brock Elementary School, Clinkscale Elementary School, Frazier Elementary School, Hajek Elementary School, Norwood Elementary School, Mound Elementary School,Taylor Elementary School, Burleson High School, Centennial High School, Crossroads High School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 1.020 (grades 5-6)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 255

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): 2 competitions; (grades 3-5), (grades 6-12)

Partner Institutions
Burleson Independent School District

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 14 to ISS

Mission 13 to ISS
(see Mission 13 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

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

 

28. Lufkin, Texas

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 6; experiment design and mission patches: Lufkin Middle School; mission patches only: Anderson Elementary School, Brandon Elementary School, Brookhollow Elementary School, Coston Elementary School, Slack Elementary School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 100 (grade 7)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 33

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): 2 competitions; (grade 4), (grades 6-8)

Partner Institutions
Lufkin Independent School District

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 14 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Director
Suzy Jungmann
sjungmann@lufkinisd.org

 

29. Lumberton, Texas

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 5; experiment design and mission patches: Lumberton High School, Lumberton Middle School, Lumberton Intermediate School; mission patches only: Lumberton Primary School, Lumberton Early Childhood 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: 75

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

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

Partner Institutions
Lumberton Independent School District

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

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 14 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Susan Letourneau
sletourneau@lumberton.k12.tx.us

John White
jwwhite@lumberton.k12.tx.us

Sheryl Dunham
ssdunham@lumberton.k12.tx.us

 

30. Pharr, Texas

Noteworthy: this is the sixth SSEP flight for Pharr

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 1; experiment design only: PSJA Thomas Jefferson T-STEM Early College High School

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

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

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 14 to ISS

Mission 13 to ISS
(see Mission 13 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

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 Director
Michael Murray
michael.murray@psjaisd.us

 

31. Bellevue, Washington

Noteworthy: this is the second SSEP flight for Bellevue

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 1; experiment design and mission patches: Open Window School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 190 (grades 4-8)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 50

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

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

Partner Institutions
Open Window School

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 14 to ISS

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

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Adrienne Gifford
adrienneg@ows.org

Kelly Faber
kellyf@ows.org

 

32. Hayward, Wisconsin

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 2; experiment design and mission patches: Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe School, Waadookodaading Charter School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 150 (grades 5-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 30

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

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

Partner Institutions
Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe School

Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium
Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Governing Board
Lac Courte Oreilles Youth and Education Fund
Subaru of America, Inc., SSEP National Partner

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 14 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Co-Director
Tammy Moncel
Tammy.moncel@lcoosk12.org

Wendy Fuller
Wendy.fuller@lcoosk12.org

 

33. iForward – Grantsburg, Wisconsin

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

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 2; experiment design and mission patches: iForward Online Middle School, iForward Online High 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): 2 competitions; (grades 6-8), (grades 9-12)

Partner Institutions
Grantsburg School District

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 14 to ISS

Mission 13 to ISS
(see Mission 13 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

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

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Constance Quade
constance.quade@iforwardwisconsin.com

Erik Benson
erik.benson@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.