Community Profiles and Local Partners: SSEP Mission 16 to ISS


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SSEP Mission 16 to ISS

Experiment Design Competition and Selection of Flight Experiments: Fall 2021
Flight to ISS: projected launch Spring/Summer 2022

 

The 23 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 16 to ISS – the 18th 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 16 to ISS community leadership project that across the network of 23 communities a minimum of 12,800 students will be fully engaged in experiment design, and a minimum of 2,100 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 16 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 283 (with 1 community still to report) schools in 11 States, 1 Canadian Province, and the Ukraine are taking part in Mission 16 to ISS. We are excited to welcome Ukraine into Mission 16, which is being conducted by the Ukrainian Academy of Junior Sciences as a Ukraine-wide, national effort.

Mission 16 includes four communities in Texas and New York; three in California; two in Florida and Michigan; and one in Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Washington, Wisconsin, and Coquitlam British Columbia. One community is focusing on university undergraduates – the University System of Maryland. Mission 16 is the ninth SSEP Mission for Hillsborough County, Florida; the eighth mission for Burleson, Texas; the sixth mission for the University System of Maryland; the fifth mission for Buffalo/Niagara, New York and iForward-Grantsburg, Wisconsin; the third mission for Bandera, Texas and Ector County, Texas; and the second mission for Coquitlam, British Columbia, Redlands, California and Harper Woods, Michigan.

More generally, Mission 16 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 3 NASA Space Grant Consortia at lead universities, including: Maryland Space Grant Consortium at Johns Hopkins University; Texas Space Grant Consortium at University of Texas at Austin; and  Washington Space Grant Consortium at the University of Washington in Seattle.

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. Ukraine
  2. Coquitlam, British Columbia
  3. Moreno Valley, California
  4. Perris, California
  5. Redlands, California
  6. Hillsborough County, Florida
  7. Ocala, Florida
  8. Lake Charles, Louisiana
  9. University System of Maryland, Maryland
  10. Grand Blanc, Michigan
  11. Harper Woods, Michigan
  12. Hoboken, New Jersey
  13. Albany, New York
  14. Buffalo/Niagara, New York
  15. Garden City, New York
  16. Norwood, New York
  17. Pickerington, Ohio
  18. Bandera, Texas
  19. Burleson, Texas
  20. Ector County, Texas
  21. Texarkana, Texas
  22. Bellingham, Washington
  23. iForward-Grantsburg, Wisconsin

 

1. Ukraine

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 7; experiment design and mission patches: Ukrainian Physical and Mathematical Lyceum of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Mariupol Technical Lyceum, The Richelieu Scientific Lyceum, Educational Association “Specialized Secondary School” Harmony “- Gymnasium, Kharkiv gymnasium #47, Drohobych Lyceum, Gymnasium #257 “Blue Lake”

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 500 (grades 5-8)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 300

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

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

Partner Institutions
Junior Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
European Junior Academy of Sciences

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 16 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Director
Yevhen Kudriavets
yk@man.gov.ua

 

2. Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada

Noteworthy: this is the second SSEP flight for Coquitlam

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 30; experiment design and mission patches: Citadel Middle School, Hilcrest Middle School, Inquiry Hub Secondary School, Irvine Elementary School, Kilmer Elementary School, Montgomery Middle School, Moody Middle School, Pinetree Way Elementary School, Pitt River Middle School, Rochester Elementary School; experiment design only: Alderson Elementary School, Anmore Elementary School, Banting Middle School, Castle Park Elementary School, Centennial Secondary School, Dr Charles Best Secondary School, Eagle Mountain Middle School, Glen Elementary School, Lord Baden Powell Elementary School, Maple Creek Middle School, Minnekhada Middle School, Montgomery Middle School, Mountain Meadows Elementary School, Port Moody Secondary School, Porter Street Elementary School, Scott Creek Middle School, Terry Fox Secondary School; mission patches only: Glenayre Elementary School, Miller Park Community School (Elementary grades), Winslow Center

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 3,000 (grades 5-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 300

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

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

Partner Institutions
School District 43 (Coquitlam)

Simon Fraser University
SD43 Education Foundation

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 16 to ISS

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

SSEP Community Program Directors
Stephen Whiffin
SWhiffin@sd43.bc.ca

Michelle Ciolfitto
MCiolfitto@sd43.bc.ca

 

3. Moreno Valley, California

Noteworthy: this is the fifth SSEP flight for Moreno Valley

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 3; experiment design and mission patches: Canyon Springs High School, Valley View High School; mission patches only: Palm Middle 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 16 to ISS

Mission 15 to ISS
(see Mission 15 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

Mission 14 to ISS
(see Mission 14 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

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
Amna Ahmad
aahmad@mvusd.net

 

4. Perris, California

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 19; experiment design and mission patches: Columbia Elementary School, Lakeside Middle School, Vista Verde Middle School, March Middle School, Citrus Hill High School, Orange Vista High School, Rancho Verde High School; mission patches only: Avalon Elementary School, Mary Mcleod Bethune Elementary School, Victoriano Elementary School, Lasselle Elementary School, Rainbow Ridge Elementary School, Mead Valley Elementary School, Manuel Real Elementary School, Triple Crown Elementary School, Val Verde Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, May Ranch Elementary School, Tomas Rivera Middle School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 280 (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 K-5), (grades 6-12)

Partner Institutions
Val Verde Unified School District

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 16 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Directors
Doug Henderson
dhenderson@valverde.edu

Lori Day
lday@valverde.edu

 

5. Redlands, California

Noteworthy: this is the second SSEP flight for Redlands

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: 900 (grades 6-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 300

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

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

Partner Institutions
Redlands Unified School District

TBD

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 16 to ISS

Mission 14 to ISS
(see Mission 14 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

 

6. Hillsborough County, Florida

Noteworthy: this is the ninth SSEP flight for Hillsborough County

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 27; experiment design and mission patches: Randall Middle School; experiment design only: Bellamy Elementary School, Belmont Elementary School, Boyette Springs Elementary School, Chiaramonte Elementary School, Cimino Elementary School, Dickenson Elementary School, Dover Elementary School, Essrig Elementary School, Mendenhall Elementary School, Progress Village Middle School, Robinson Elementary School, Rodgers Middle School, Schmidt Elementary School, Seffner Elementary School, Sessums Elementary School, Sheehy Elementary School, Stewart Middle School, Walker Middle School, Williams Magnet Middle School; mission patches only: Adams Middle School, Alexander Elementary School, Grady Elementary School, Morgan Woods Elementary School, Rodgers Middle School, Schwarzkopf Elementary School, Stowers Elementary School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 2,200 (grades 5-8)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 30

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
Department of Defense

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 16 to ISS

Mission 15
(see Mission 15 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

Mission 14
(see Mission 14 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

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

 

7. Ocala, Florida

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 51; experiment design and mission patches: Reddick-Collier Elementary School, Horizon Academy, Dr. N.H. Jones Elementary School, Howard Middle School; mission patches only: Anthony Elementary School, Belleview Elementary School, Belleview-Santos Elementary School, College Park Elementary School, Dunnellon Elementary School, East Marion Elementary School, Eighth Street Elementary School, Emerald Shores Elementary School, Fessenden Elementary School, Fort McCoy School, Greenway Elementary School, Hammett Bowen Jr Elementary, Harbour View Elementary School, Legacy Elementary School, Madison Street Academy, Maplewood Elementary School, Marion Oaks Elementary School, Oakcrest Elementary School, Ocala Springs Elementary, Romeo Elementary School, Saddlewood Elementary School, Shady Hill Elementary School, South Ocala Elementary School, Sparr Elementary School, Stanton-Weirsdale Elementary School, Sunrise Elementary School, Ward-Highlands Elementary School, Wyomina Park Elementary School, Belleview Middle School, Dunnellon Middle School, Fort King Middle School, Fort McCoy School, Lake Weir Middle School, Liberty Middle School, North Marion Middle School, Osceola Middle School, Belleview High School, Dunnellon High School, Forest High School, Lake Weir High School, Marion Technical Institute, North Marion High School, Vanguard High School, West Port High School, Hillcrest School, Marion eLearning, Marion Virtual School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 100 (grades 5-6)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 25

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): 1 competition; (grades K-12)

Partner Institutions
Marion County Public Schools

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 16 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Directors
Sarah Byrd Tierney
Sarah.Tierney@marion.k12.fl.us

Elizabeth Lazar
elizabeth.lazar@marion.k12.fl.us

 

8. Lake Charles, Louisiana

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 11; experiment design and mission patches: Oak Park Middle School, S. J. Welsh Middle School, F. K. White Middle School, Ray D. Molo Middle School, S. P. Arnett Middle School, Moss Bluff Middle School, Prien Lake Elementary School, Thomas S. Cooley Elementary School, Pearl Watson Elementary School, Henry Heights Elementary School, Washington-Marion High School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 315 (grades 5-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 52

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

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

Partner Institutions
Southwest Louisiana (SWLA) Regional STEM Center
Allen Parish
Beauregard Parish
Calcasieu Parish
Cameron Parish
Jeff Davis Parish
Vernon Parish

Allen Parish School Board
Beauregard Parish School Board
Calcasieu Parish School Board
Calcasieu Parish Police Jury
Cameron Parish School Board
Chennault International Airport
CITGO
City of Lake Charles
Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana
KPLC-TV
McNeese State University
Phillips 66
REC Foundation
Sasol
SOWELA Technical Community College
SWLA Economic Development Alliance
United Way of Southwest Louisiana
Westlake Chemical

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 16 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Directors
Mark Arseneault
mark.arseneault@cpsb.org

Pam Helms
pam.helms@cpsb.org

 

9. University System of Maryland, Maryland

Noteworthy: this is the sixth SSEP flight for USM

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 6; experiment design and mission patches: University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP), University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC); mission patches only: Bowie State University, Frostburg State University, Salisbury University, Towson 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

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): 1 competition; (grades 13-16)

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

Maryland Space Grant Consortium
Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics at University of Maryland, College Park

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 16 to ISS

Mission 14 to ISS
(see Mission 14 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments)

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
Nicole Catanzarite
ncatanz@terpmail.umd.edu

Daniel Serrano
dsvolpe@umd.edu

 

10. Grand Blanc, Michigan

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 7; experiment design and mission patches: Perry Innovation Center; mission patches only: Mason Elementary School, McGrath Elementary School, Brendel Elementary School, Myers Elementary School, Indian Hill Elementary School, Reid Elementary School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 104 (grades 5-8)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 30

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): 2 competitions; (grade 5), (grades 5-8 at Perry Innovation Center)

Partner Institutions
Grand Blanc Community Schools
Perry Innovation Center

Michigan Space Consortium
Grand Blanc Educational Foundation
Sovita Credit Union
Perry Innovation Center Family Council
Horace Mann Insurance
Serra Foundation

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 16 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Directors
Karen Cormany
kcormany@gbcs.org

Amber Hall
ahall@gbcs.org

 

11. Harper Woods, Michigan

Noteworthy: this is the second SSEP flight for Harper Woods

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 3; experiment design and mission patches: Chandler Park Academy Elementary School, Chandler Park Academy Middle School, Chandler Park Academy High 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 4-5), (grades 7,8 and 11)

Partner Institutions
Chandler Park Academy School District

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 16 to ISS

Mission 14 to ISS
(see Mission 14 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

SSEP Community Program Director
Audrey Richardson
richardsona@chandlerparkacademy.net

 

12. Hoboken, New Jersey

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

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 100 (grades 6-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 20

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

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

Partner Institutions
Hoboken Public School District
Hoboken High School
Hoboken Middle School

Hoboken Public Education Foundation

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 16 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Directors
Jin Park
jin.park@hoboken.k12.nj.us

Robin Baskinger
robin.baskinger@hoboken.k12.nj.us

 

13. Albany, New York

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 4; experiment design and mission patches: Albany International Center, North Albany Middle School, Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School, William S. Hackett Middle School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 600 (grade 8)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 60

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

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

Partner Institutions
City School District of Albany

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 16 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Director
Amanda Powers
apowers@albany.k12.ny.us

 

14. Buffalo/Niagara, New York

Noteworthy: this is the fifth SSEP flight for Buffalo/Niagara

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 4; experiment design and mission patches: Wellsville Secondary School, Wellsville Elementary School; experiment design only: Olean High School, Lockport High 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): 1 competition; (grades 5 and 9-12)

Partner Institutions
Wellsville Secondary School
Wellsville Central School District
Olean City School District
Lockport City School District

Corning Inc.
Alfred University
Moog
Elliot Group
RIT

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 16 to ISS

Mission 14 to ISS
(see Mission 14 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

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 Director
Ross Munson
rmunson@wlsv.org

 

15. Garden City, New York

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 7; experiment design and mission patches: Garden City Middle School; mission patches only: Garden City High School, Stewart School, Stratford School, Hemlock School, Homestead School, Locust School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 276 (grade 7)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 60

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

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

Partner Institutions
Garden City Union Free School District
Garden City Middle School

Garden City PTA
Garden City Friends of STEAM

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 16 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Directors
Elena Cascio
cascioe@gcufsd.net

Christine Lebenns
lebenns@gcufsd.net

 

16. Norwood, New York

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 33; experiment design and mission patches: Norwood-Norfolk High School, Harrisville High School, Canton Central Middle School, Parishville-Hopkinton High School, Brasher Falls High School; mission patches only: Jefferson Elementary School, Nightengale Elementary School, Madison Elementary School, Massena Middle School, Massena High School, Madrid-Waddington Central School, Lawrence Avenue Elementary School, AA Kingston Middle School, Potsdam High School, Colton-Pierrepont Central School, Edwards-Knox Elementary School, Edwards-Knox High School, Gouverneur Elementary School, Gouverneur Middle School, Gouverneur High School, Heuvelton Central School, Herman-DeKalb Central School, Morristown Central School, Hammond Central School , Lisbon Central School, Clifton-Fine Central School, John F. Kennedy Elementary School, Grant C. Madill Elementary School , Ogdensburg Free Academy, Hammond Central School District, Lisbon Central School District, Clifton-Fine, Central School District, Ogdensburg City School District

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 250 (grades 6-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 40

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

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

Partner Institutions
Clarkson University
Norwood-Norfolk School District

Corning

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 16 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Directors
Kathleen Kavanaugh
kkavanag@clarkson.edu

Seema Rivera
riveras@clarkson.edu

 

17. Pickerington, Ohio

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 14; experiment design and mission patches: Pickerington High School Central, Pickerington High School North; mission patches only: Fairfield Elementary School, Heritage Elementary School, Pickerington Elementary School, Sycamore Creek Elementary School, Toll Gate Elementary School, Violet Elementary School, Diley Middle School, Harmon Middle School, Toll Gate Middle School, Lakeview Junior High School, Ridgeview STEM Junior High School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 180 (grades 9-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 60

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

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

Partner Institutions
Pickerington Local School District

Pickerington Education Foundation
Pickerington Local School District Department of Teaching and Learning
Pickerington City Council
Pickerington Area Chamber of Commerce
Violet Township
Pickerington Parent Teacher Student Organization
Fairfield County Foundation

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 16 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Directors
Carla Fultz
carla_Fultz@plsd.us

Brian Seymour
brian_seymour@plsd.us

 

18. Bandera, Texas

Noteworthy: this is the third SSEP flight for Bandera

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 1; experiment design only: Bandera 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: 60

Partner Institutions
Bandera Independent School District
Bandera Middle School

Bandera Education Foundation

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 16 to ISS

Mission 15
(see Mission 15 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

Mission 14
(see Mission 14 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

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

Debra Foster
dfoster@banderaisd2.net

 

19. Burleson, Texas

Noteworthy: this is the eighth SSEP flight for Burleson

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 2; experiment design and mission patches: Hughes Middle School, Nick Kerr Middle School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 985 (grade 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 16 to ISS

Mission 15
(see Mission 15 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

Mission 14
(see Mission 14 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

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

Stacy Hughes
shughes@bisdmail.net

 

20. Ector County, Texas

Noteworthy: this is the third SSEP flight for Ector County

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 40; experiment design and mission patches: Cavazos Elementary School, Crockett Middle School, Gonzales Elementary School, Hays STEAM Academy, Nimitz Middle School, Permian High School, Reagan Elementary School; mission patches only: Alamo STEAM Academy, Austin Montessori Elementary School, Blackshear Magnet Elementary School, Blanton Elementary School, Buice Elementary School, Burleson Elementary School, Burnet Elementary School,Cameron Elementary School, Dowling Elementary School, Downing Elementary School, Fly Elementary School, Goliad Elementary School, Ireland Elementary School, Johnson Elementary School, Jordan Elementary School, Milam Elementary School, Noel Elementary School, Pease Elementary School, Ross Elementary School, Sam Houston Elementary School, San Jacinto Elementary School, Travis Elementary School, West Elementary School, Zavala Elementary School, Bonham Middle School, Bowie Middle School, Ector Middle School, Wilson & Young Middle School, George H.W. Bush New Tech Odessa, OCTECHS, Odessa Collegiate Academy, Odessa High School, Transition Learning Center

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 500 (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
Ector County Independent School District

Chevron
Education Foundation of Odessa
Texas Space Grant Consortium
University of Texas Permian Basin
Sibley Nature Center
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 16 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 Directors
Kristin Whittenburg
Kristin.Whittenburg@ectorcountyisd.org

Mary Fulton
Mary.Fulton@ectorcountyisd.org

Jason Osborne
Jason.Osborne@ectorcountyisd.org

 

21. Texarkana, Texas

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 10; experiment design and mission patches: Texas Middle School, Martha and Josh Morriss Mathematics and Engineering Elementary School; mission patches only: Waggoner Creek Elementary School, Wake Village Elementary School, Westlawn Elementary School, Highland Park Elementary School, Nash Elementary School, Spring Lake Park Elementary School, Theron Jones Early Literacy Center, Texas High School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 550 (grades 5-8)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 105

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

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

Partner Institutions
Texarkana Independent School District

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 16 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Directors
Todd Marshall
todd.marshall@txkisd.net

Emily Burns
Emily.Burns@txkisd.net

 

22. Bellingham, WA

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 1; experiment design and mission patches: Lummi Nation School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 240 (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-6), (grades 7-12)

Partner Institutions
Lummi Nation School
Lummi Nation Reservation

Mount Baker Foundation
Lummi Indian Business Council
Lhaq’temish Foundation
Washington Space Grant

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 16 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Directors
Gary Brandt
Gary.Brandt@lummi-k12.org

Andrew Rodrigues
andy,Rodrigues@lummi-k12.org

 

23. iFoward-Grantsburg, Wisconsin

Noteworthy: this is the fifth SSEP flight for iFoward-Grantsburg

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 1; experiment design and mission patches: iForward Schools

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 400 (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-7), (grades 8-12)

Partner Institutions
Grantsburg School District

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 16 to ISS

Mission 15
(see Mission 15 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

Mission 14
(see Mission 14 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

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

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.