Community Profiles and Local Partners: SSEP Mission 17 to ISS

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SSEP Mission 17 to ISS

Experiment Design Competition and Selection of Flight Experiments: Fall 2022
Flight to ISS: projected launch Spring/Summer 2023

 

The 39 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 17 to ISS – the 19th 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 17 to ISS community leadership project that across the network of 39 communities a minimum of  16,200 students will be fully engaged in experiment design, and a minimum of 2,520 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 17 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 TBD schools in 19 States, 1 Canadian Province, and Ukraine are taking part in Mission 17 to ISS.

Mission 17 includes nine communities in New York; five in Texas; four in Florida; two in California, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania; and one in Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, Washington, and Wisconsin.

Four communities are focusing on university undergraduates – Grayslake, Illinois, the University System of Maryland, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and McKinney, Texas.

Many Mission 17 communities have participated in prior SSEP missions. Mission 17 is the:

  • tenth SSEP Mission for Hillsborough County, FL
  • ninth mission for Burleson, TX
  • seventh mission for the University System of Maryland
  • sixth mission for Moreno Valley, CA; Kansas City, MO; Springfield, NJ; Buffalo/Niagara, NY; and iForward-Grantsburg, WI
  • fourth mission for Bandera, TX, and Ector County, TX
  • third mission for Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • second mission for Ocala, FL; Lake Charles, LA; Albany, NY; Garden City, NY; Norwood, NY; Pickerington, OH; Erie, PA; and Texarkana, TX.

More generally, Mission 17 to ISS is made possible through the involvement of TBD Local Partner institutions, including school districts, corporate foundations, universities, community foundations, and companies, which are providing both underwriting and material and human resources. Partner institutions are listed for each community below.

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 Launch and On-orbit Operations History page to watch videos of every SSEP launch to date, and a list of all astronauts that have operated SSEP experiments on orbit. 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. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  2. Ukraine
  3. Phoenix, Arizona
  4. Glendora, California
  5. Moreno Valley, California
  6. Hillsborough County, Florida
  7. Ocala, Florida
  8. Osprey, Florida
  9. Viera, Florida
  10. Jonesboro, Georgia
  11. Grayslake, Illinois
  12. Lake Charles, Louisiana
  13. University System of Maryland, Maryland
  14. Westland, Michigan
  15. Edina, Minnesota
  16. Kansas City, Missouri
  17. Las Vegas, Nevada
  18. Camden, New Jersey
  19. Springfield, New Jersey
  20. Albany, New York
  21. Brooklyn, New York – SciTech Kids
  22. Brooklyn, New York – BSEA
  23. Buffalo/Niagara, New York
  24. Garden City, New York
  25. Long Beach, New York
  26. Lynbrook, New York
  27. Norwood, New York
  28. Red Hook, New York
  29. Pickerington, Ohio
  30. Gervais, Oregon
  31. Erie, Pennsylvania
  32. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – CCAC
  33. Bandera, Texas
  34. Burleson, Texas
  35. Ector County, Texas
  36. McKinney, Texas
  37. Texarkana, Texas
  38. Renton, Washington
  39. iForward-Grantsburg, Wisconsin

 

1. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Noteworthy: this is the third SSEP flight for Edmonton

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: 1,000 (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 TBD), (grades TBD)

Partner Institutions
Edmonton Public School Board

Magellan Aerospace, SSEP National Partner

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 17 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)

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Betty Fu
Betty.Fu@epsb.ca

Melissa Skinner
Melissa.Skinner@epsb.ca

 

2. Ukraine

Noteworthy: this is the second SSEP flight for Ukraine

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: 1,000 (grades 9-11)
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
European Junior Academy of Sciences
Junior Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 17 to ISS

Mission 16 to ISS
(see Mission 16 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

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

 

3. Phoenix, Arizona

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 (grade 5)
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
Pendergast Elementary School District #92

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 17 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Dr. Gwyneth Marr
gmarr@pesd92.org

Catherine Linhardt
clindhardt@pesd92.org

 

4. Glendora, California

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: 1500 (grades 6-8)
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
Glendora Unified School District

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 17 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Dr. Virginia Kelsen
vkelsen@glendora.k12.ca.us

Kristy Espino
kespino@glendora.k12.ca.us

 

5. Moreno Valley, California

Noteworthy: this is the sixth 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: 50

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

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

Partner Institutions
Moreno Valley Unified School District

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 17 to ISS

Mission 16 to ISS
(see Mission 16 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

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

 

6. Hillsborough County, Florida

Noteworthy: this is the tenth 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: 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

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 17 to ISS

Mission 16 to ISS
(see Mission 16 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

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

Noteworthy: this is the second SSEP flight for Ocala

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 5-6)
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
Marion County Public Schools

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 17 to ISS

Mission 16 to ISS
(see Mission 16 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

SSEP Community Program Director
Stephen Ayres
stephen.ayres@marion.k12.fl.us

 

8. Osprey, Floria

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: TBD; experiment design and mission patches: 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: 100

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

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

Partner Institutions
Pine View School for the Gifted

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 17 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Directors
Dylan Bell
dylan.bell@sarasotacountyschools.net

Marie Rosander
Marie.Rosander@sarasotacountyschools.net

 

9. Viera, Floria

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 2; experiment design and mission patches: Pinecrest Academy Space Coast Elementary School, Pinecrest Academy Space Coast Middle 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): 1 competition; (grades K-8)

Partner Institutions
Pinecrest Academy Space Coast Charter School

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 17 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Directors
Consuelo Kirk
ckirk@pinecrestspacecoast.com

Kelli Shar
KShar@pinecrestspacecoast.com

 

10. Jonesboro, Georgia

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: 75

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

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

Partner Institutions
Clayton County Public School District

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 17 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Janetta Greenwood
janetta.greenwood@clayton.k12.ga.us

Tameaka McKinney
tameaka.mckinney@clayton.k12.ga.us

 

11. Grayslake, Illinois

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): 1 competition; (grades 13-16)

Partner Institutions
College of Lake County

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 17 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Jeanine Seitz
JSeitzPartridge@clcillinois.edu

Cynthia Trombino
BI0563@CLCILLINOIS.EDU

 

12. Lake Charles, Louisiana

Noteworthy: this is the second SSEP flight for Lake Charles

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: 315 (grades 6-8)
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
Southwest Louisiana (SWLA) Regional STEM Center

Allen Parish
Beauregard Parish
Calcasieu Parish
Cameron Parish
Jefferson Davis Parish
Vernon Parish

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 17 to ISS

Mission 16 to ISS
(see Mission 16 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

SSEP Community Program Co-Director
Mark Arseneault
mark.arseneault@cpsb.org

Daren Dotson
daren.dotson@cpsb.org

 

13. University System of Maryland, Maryland

Noteworthy: this is the seventh SSEP flight for USM

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

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 17 to ISS

Mission 16 to ISS
(see Mission 16 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)

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-Directors
Daniel Serrano
dsvolpe@umd.edu

Taylor Bartlow
tbartlow@terpmail.umd.edu

Jason Hipkins
hipkinsj@umd.edu

 

14. Westland, 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: 200 (grades 5-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 50

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): 2 competitions; (grades TBD), (grades TBD)

Partner Institutions
Wayne-Westland Community School District

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 17 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Amy Bidne de Barahona
BidneA@wwcsd.net

Karen Dickelman
dickelmank@wwcsd.net

 

15. Edina, Minnesota

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: 100

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

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

Partner Institutions
Edina Public Schools

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 17 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Dr. Randy Smasal
Randy.Smasal@edinaschools.org

Jody De St. Hubert
Jody.DeStHubert@edinaschools.org

 

16. Kansas City, Missouri

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: 600 (grades 5-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 105

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): 2 competitions; (grades TBD), (grades TBD)

Partner Institutions
aSTEAM Village

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 17 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 Co-Directors
William Wells
william@asteamvillage.org

Megan Williams
megan.williams@asteamvillage.org

 

17. Las Vegas, Nevada

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: 248 (grades 5 and 8)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 50

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): 1 competition; (grades TBD)

Partner Institutions
Pinecrest Academy of Nevada

Pinecrest Academy St. Rose

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 17 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Jon Haskel
Jon.Haskel@pinecrestnv.org

Amy Barbine
amy.barbine@pinecrestnv.org

 

18. Camden, New Jersey

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 4; 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 5-9)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 100

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

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

Partner Institutions
Camden’s Charter School Network Community

Camden’s Promise Charter School
Camden Academy Charter High School
Camden’s Pride Charter School
Katz Dalsey Academy Charter School

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 17 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Director
Dr. Joseph Conway
jconway@camdencsn.org

 

19. Springfield, New Jersey

Noteworthy: this is the sixth 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: 343 (grades 7-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 80

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): 2 competitions; (grades TBD), (grades TBD)

Partner Institutions
Springfield Public Schools

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 17 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 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

 

20. Albany, New York

Noteworthy: this is the second SSEP flight for Albany

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 (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 TBD)

Partner Institutions
City School District of Albany, New York

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 17 to ISS

Mission 16 to ISS
(see Mission 16 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and and flight mission patches)

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

 

21. Brooklyn, New York – SciTech Kids

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: 110 (grades 5-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 25

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

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

Partner Institutions
Brooklyn New York City School Districts

SciTech Kids

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 17 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Kim Magloire
kmagloire@sci-techkids.com

Robin Pitts
Rpitts@schools.nyc.gov

 

22. Brooklyn, New York – BSEA

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 2; experiment design and mission patches: TBD; mission patches only: TBD

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 150 (grades 5-7)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 25

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): 1 competition; (grades TBD)

Partner Institutions
Brooklyn Science & Engineering Academy

Richard R. Green Elementary School

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 17 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Angela DeFilippis
ADefilippis@schools.nyc.gov

Matthew Campbell
MCampbell13@schools.nyc.gov

 

23. Buffalo/Niagara, New York

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

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: 80 (grades 5-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 20

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): 1 competition; (grades TBD)

Partner Institutions
Wellsville Secondary School

Olean City School District
Lockport Central School District
Wellsville Central School District

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 17 to ISS

Mission 16 to ISS
(see Mission 16 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)

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

 

24. Garden City, New York

Noteworthy: this is the second SSEP flight for Garden 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: 311 (grade 7)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 65

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

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

Partner Institutions
Garden City Union Free School District

Garden City Middle School

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 17 to ISS

Mission 16 to ISS
(see Mission 16 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

SSEP Community Program Director
Elena Cascio
cascioe@gcufsd.net

Christine Lebenns
lebennsc@gcufsd.net

 

25. Long Beach, 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: 235 (grade 6)
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
Long Beach Public Schools

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 17 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Cristie Tursi
ctursi@lbeach.org

Lorie Beard
lbeard@lbeach.org

Janna Ostroff
jostroff@lbeach.org

 

26. Lynbrook, 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 6-9)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 50

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): 2 competitions; (grades TBD), (grades TBD)

Partner Institutions
Lynbrook Union Free School District

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 17 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Chuck Vessalico
Charles.Vessalico@LynbrookSchools.org

Dr. Melissa Burak
Melissa.burak@lynbrookschools.org

 

27. Norwood, New York

Noteworthy: this is the second SSEP flight for Norwood

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 6-12)
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
Clarkson University

Norwood-Norfolk School District

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 17 to ISS

Mission 16 to ISS
(see Mission 16 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Kathleen Kavanaugh
kkavanag@clarkson.edu

Seema Rivera
riveras@clarkson.edu

 

28. Red Hook, 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: 400 (grades 6-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 80

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

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

Partner Institutions
Red Hook Central School District

Red Hook High School

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 17 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Director
Deborah Beam
dbeam@rhcsd.org

 

29. Pickerington, Ohio

Noteworthy: this is the second SSEP flight for Pickerington

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: 1000 (grades TBD)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 300

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

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 17 to ISS

Mission 16 to ISS
(see Mission 16 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Carla Fultz
carla_Fultz@plsd.us

Anna Meyer
anna_meyer@plsd.us

 

30. Gervais, Oregon

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: 276 (grades 8-12)
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
Gervais School District

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 17 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
April Joy-Koer
april_joy-koer@gervais.k12.or.us

Andrew Aman
Andrew_Aman@gervais.k12.or.us

Toni Johnson
Toni_Johnson@gervais.k12.or.us

 

31. Erie, Pennsylvania

Noteworthy: this is the second SSEP flight for Erie

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

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 400 (grades 5-8)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 60

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

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

Partner Institutions
Iroquois School District

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 17 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
Jennifer Foutz
jfoutz@iroquois.iu5.org

Shane Murray
smurray@iroquois.iu5.org

 

32. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – CCAC

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: 60 (grades TBD)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 20

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

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

Partner Institutions
Community College of Allegheny County

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 17 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Director
Justin Starr
jstarr@ccac.edu

 

33. Bandera, Texas

Noteworthy: this is the fourth SSEP flight for Bandera

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: 60

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

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

Partner Institutions
Bandera Independent School District

Bandera Middle School

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 17 to ISS

Mission 16 to ISS
(see Mission 16 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

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

Jennifer Tobler
jtobler@banderaisd2.net

 

34. Burleson, Texas

Noteworthy: this is the ninth 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: 310 (grade 6)
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
Burleson Independent School District

Hughes Middle School
Nick Kerr Middle School
Game Development and Design School
STEAM Middle School

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 17 to ISS

Mission 16 to ISS
(see Mission 16 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

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

Sandi Parsons
Sandi.parsons@bisdmail.net

 

35. Ector County, Texas

Noteworthy: this is the fourth 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: 360 (grades 5-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 48

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

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 17 to ISS

Mission 16 to ISS
(see Mission 16 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
Kristin Whittenburg
Kristin.Whittenburg@ectorcountyisd.org

Griselda Flores
griselda.flores@ectorcountyisd.org

 

36. McKinney, 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: 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
Collin College

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 17 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Dawn Richardson, PhD
drichardson@collin.edu

Kristen Streater, PhD
kstreater@collin.edu

 

37. Texarkana, Texas

Noteworthy: this is the second SSEP flight for Texarkana

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: 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 17 to ISS

Mission 16 to ISS
(see Mission 16 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Lakesha Taylor
lakesha.taylor@txkisd.net

Emily Burns
emily.burns@txkisd.net

Jennifer Sells
Jennifer.Sells@txkisd.net

 

38. Renton, Washington

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 6-12)
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
Renton School District

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 17 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Mitchell Smith
Mitchell.smith@rentonschools.us

Woody Sobey
ted.sobey@rentonschools.us

 

39. iFoward-Grantsburg, Wisconsin

Noteworthy: this is the sixth SSEP flight for iFoward-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: 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 17 to ISS

Mission 16 to ISS
(see Mission 16 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

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 Director
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.