Community Profiles and Local Partners: SSEP Mission 7 to ISS


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SSEP Mission 7 to ISS

Experiment Design Competition and Selection of Flight Experiments: Fall 2014
Flight to ISS: Odyssey payload of Mission 7 experiments launched June 28, 2015, on Space-X-7 (Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft), rocket exploded 139 seconds into flight, with all experiments lost; experiments payload reconstituted as Odyssey II and launched April 8, 2016,  on SpaceX-8 (Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft), returned to Earth May 11, 2016. (see Flight Profile page)

 

The 24 communities profiled below are providing the opportunity for thousands of grade 5-12 students to design and propose real microgravity experiments for flight aboard the International Space Station (ISS) as part of SSEP Mission 7 to ISS – the ninth SSEP flight opportunity. Ten of the Mission 7 communities participated in at least one of the eight earlier SSEP flight opportunities. Of special note – Mission 7 to ISS is the sixth flight opportunity for Fitchburg, Massachusetts, and the fourth for Pennsauken, New Jersey. With Mission 7, Kansas City, Missouri/Kansas, becomes the second community to conduct 3 concurrent SSEP Missions in a row: M5, M6, M7.

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 7 to ISS community leadership project that across the network of 24 communities a minimum of 13,300 students will be fully engaged in experiment design, and a minimum of 2,900 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 7 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 179 schools in 18 States are taking part in Mission 7 to ISS. Delaware, Minnesota, and North Dakota are participating in SSEP for the first time. In addition, Mission 7 includes four communities in Texas, three in California, and two in Delaware.

For 22 of the 24 communities, Mission 7 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 6 of the 24 communities, Mission 7 is made possible in part by a grant from Subaru of America, also a National Partner on SSEP.

More generally, Mission 7 to ISS is made possible through the involvement of 67 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 7 NASA Space Grant Consortia at lead universities, including: California Space Grant Consortium at University of California, San Diego; Connecticut Space Grant Consortium at University of Hartford; Delaware Space Grant Consortium at University of Delaware; Massachusetts Space Grant at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); NASA Nebraska Space Grant Consortium at University of Nebraska Omaha; North Dakota Space Grant Consortium at University of North Dakota; and Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium at Penn State.

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.

 

1. La Verne, California

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 3; experiment design and mission patches: Damien High School; mission patches only: Holy Name of Mary School, Loving Savior Lutheran School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 923 (grades 9-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 130

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

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

Partner Institutions
Damien High School
Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), SSEP National Partner
National Center for Earth and Space Science Education
Subaru of America, Inc.SSEP National Partner

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 7 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Charity Trojanowski
trojanowski@damien-hs.edu

Angela Curry
curry@damien-hs.edu

 

2. Petaluma, California

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 2; experiment design and mission patches: Petaluma High School; mission patches only: Grant Elementary School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 400 (grades 9-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 100

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

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

Partner Institutions
Petaluma High School
Petaluma City Schools

Indiegogo
General Dynamics
EBA Engineering, Inc.
Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), SSEP National Partner
National Center for Earth and Space Science Education
Subaru of America, Inc.SSEP National Partner

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 7 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Director
Linda Judah
ljudah@petk12.org

 

3. Santa Monica, California

Noteworthy: this is the second SSEP flight for Santa Monica

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 4; experiment design and mission patches: Lincoln Middle School; mission patches only: Roosevelt Elementary School, Grant Elementary School, McKinley Elementary School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 375 (grade 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-5), (grades 6-8)

Partner Institutions
Lincoln Middle School
Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District

California Space Grant Consortium
The Lincoln Middle School PTSA
Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), SSEP National Partner
National Center for Earth and Space Science Education
Subaru of America, Inc.SSEP National Partner

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 7 to ISS

Mission 2 to ISS
(see Mission 2 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Marianna Obrien
mobrien@smmusd.org

Carol Wrabel
cwrabel@smmusd.org

 

4. Littleton, Colorado

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 4; experiment design and mission patches: Summit Ridge Middle School, Mt. Carbon Elementary School; experiment design only: Dakota Ridge High School, Powderhorn Elementary School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 177 (grades 5-12)
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 7-8)

Partner Institutions
Dakota Ridge High School
Jefferson County Public Schools

Subaru of America, Inc.SSEP National Partner

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 7 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Bill Schmidt
wschmidt@jeffco.k12.co.us

Dr. James Jelinek
jjelinek@jeffco.k12.co.us

 

5. Hartford, Connecticut

Noteworthy: this is the third SSEP flight for Hartford

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 1; experiment design and mission patches: Annie Fisher STEM Magnet School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 160 (grades 4-7)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 20

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): one competition; (grades K-8)

Partner Institutions
Annie Fisher STEM Magnet School

Connecticut Space Grant Consortium
Webster Bank
Annie Fisher STEM Magnet School PTO
UTC Aerospace Systems
Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), SSEP National Partner
National Center for Earth and Space Science Education
Subaru of America, Inc.SSEP National Partner

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 7 to ISS

Mission 1 to ISS
(see Mission 1 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

SSEP on STS-135, the final flight of Space Shuttle Atlantis, and of the U.S. Space Shuttle Program
(see STS-135 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patch)

SSEP Community Program Director
Rachael Manzer
manzr001@hartfordschools.org

 

6. Bear, Delaware

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 1; experiment design and mission patches: Caravel Academy

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 643 (grades 6-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 140

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

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

Partner Institutions
Caravel Academy

Delaware Space Grant Consortium
Parents and Teachers of Caravel
Agilent Technologies
SSS Clutch Company Inc.
Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), SSEP National Partner
National Center for Earth and Space Science Education

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 7 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Director
Meredith Swartzendruber
mswartzendruber@caravel.org

 

7. Camden, Delaware

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 10; experiment design and mission patches: Caesar Rodney High School; mission patches only: Stokes Elementary School, Dover Air Base Middle School, F. Fifer Middle School, Postlethwait Middle School, Allen Frear Elementary School, W. Reily Brown Elementary School, W.B. Simpson Elementary School, Star Hill Elementary School, George S. Welch Elementary School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 800 (grades 9-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 130

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

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

Partner Institutions
Caesar Rodney School District

Del-One Federal Credit Union
Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), SSEP National Partner
National Center for Earth and Space Science Education

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 7 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
David Moore
david.moore@cr.k12.de.us

Margaret Crosby
margaret.crosby@cr.k12.de.us

 

8. Hillsborough County, Florida

Noteworthy: this is the second SSEP flight for Hillsborough County

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 21; experiment design and mission patches: Advantage Academy, Alafia Elementary School, B.T. Washington Elementary School, Burney Elementary School, Claywell Elementary School, Fishhawk Creek Elementary School, Folsom Elementary School, Frost Elementary School, Gibsonton Elementary School, Gorrie Elementary School, Lake Magdalene Elementary School, Lanier Elementary School, Lee Elementary School, Lockhart Elementary School, Lutz Preparatory School, Mabry Elementary School, Oak Grove Elementary School, Pinecrest Elementary School, Roland Park Magnet School, Sessums Elementary School, Yates Elementary School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 1,970 (grade 5)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 640

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

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

Partner Institutions
Hillsborough County Public Schools

Suncoast Credit Union
Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), SSEP National Partner
National Center for Earth and Space Science Education

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 7 to ISS

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

 

9. Sioux City, Iowa

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 8; experiment design and mission patches: East High School, West High School, North High School, East Middle School; mission patches only: Whittier Elementary School, Washington Elementary School, Clark Elementary School, Hunt Elementary School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 400 (grades 9-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 60

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

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

Partner Institutions
Sioux City Community Schools

Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), SSEP National Partner
National Center for Earth and Space Science Education

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 7 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Director
April Tidwell
tidwela@live.siouxcityschools.com

 

10. Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Noteworthy: this is the sixth SSEP flight for Fitchburg

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 11; experiment design and mission patches: Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School; mission patches only: J.R. Briggs Elementary School, Hawthorne Brooke Middle School, Varnum Brooke Elementary School, Ashby Elementary School, Westminster Elementary School, Helene Mae Sauter Elementary School, Crocker Elementary School, Reingold Elementary School, Longsjo Middle School, Memorial Middle School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 500 (grades 9-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 100

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

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

Partner Institutions
Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School

Massachusetts Space Grant Consortium
Bio-Techne (formerly Bionostics)
NyproMold
Rollstone Bank & Trust
Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), SSEP National Partner
National Center for Earth and Space Science Education

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 7 to ISS

Mission 5 to ISS
(see Mission 5 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

Mission 3 to ISS
(see Mission 3 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

Mission 2 to ISS
(see Mission 2 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

Mission 1 to ISS
(see Mission 1 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

SSEP on STS-135, the final flight of Space Shuttle Atlantis, and of the U.S. Space Shuttle Program
(see STS-135 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patch)

SSEP Community Program Director
Paula DeDiego
Science Instructor
dediego@montytech.net

 

11. Duluth, Minnesota

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 5; experiment design only: Lowell Elementary School, Marshall School, Minnehaha Elementary School, Myers-Wilkins Elementary School, Cloquet Public Schools

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 300 (grades 4-10)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 60

Partner Institutions
Duluth Children’s Museum

Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), SSEP National Partner
National Center for Earth and Space Science Education

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 7 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Director
Drew Jensen
djensen@duluthchildrensmuseum.org

 

12. Brookhaven, Mississippi

Noteworthy: this is the second SSEP flight for Brookhaven

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 1; experiment design and mission patches: Brookhaven Academy

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 280 (grades 4-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 60

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): two competitions; (grades 1-6), (grades 7-12)

Partner Institutions
Brookhaven Academy

The Macrae Foundation
Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), SSEP National Partner
National Center for Earth and Space Science Education

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 7 to ISS

Mission 5 to ISS
(see Mission 5 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Leslie Hood
leslie.hood@colin.edu

Dr. Dianne Watson
dwatson.ba@gmail.com

 

13. Kansas City, Missouri

Noteworthy: this is the third SSEP flight for Kansas City

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 7; experiment design and mission patches: Benjamin Banneker Charter Academy of Technology, Crossroads Academy, Notre Dame de Sion, St. Peter’s School, Academie Lafayette, Alta Vista Charter School, Washington High School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 594 (grades 5-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 100

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): two competitions; (grades 1-3), (grades 4-8)

Partner Institutions
Benjamin Banneker Charter Academy of Technology
aSTEAM Village
Crossroads Academy
Notre Dame de Sion
St. Peter’s School
Academie Lafayette Charter School
Alta Vista Charter School
Washington High School

University of Kansas School of Education GEAR UP Program
St. Peter’s PTA
KC STEM Alliance
Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), SSEP National Partner
National Center for Earth and Space Science Education

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 7 to ISS

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

 

14. Johnson County, Nebraska

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 1; experiment design and mission patches: Johnson County Central Public Schools

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 312 (grades 5-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 65

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): two competitions; (grades 1-5), (grades 6-12)

Partner Institutions
Johnson County Central High School
Johnson County Central Public Schools

NASA Nebraska Space Grant
The Sherwood Foundation

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 7 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Vicky Boone
vicky.boone@jccentral.org

Maggie Rother
maggie.rother@jccentral.org

 

15. Pennsauken, New Jersey

Noteworthy: this is the fourth SSEP flight for Pennsauken

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 1; experiment design and mission patches: Howard M. Phifer Middle School

Experiment Design Competition

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

Partner Institutions
Pennsauken Public Schools

Johnson & Johnson
Holman Automotive
Universal Technical Resource Services, Inc.
Forman Mills
Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), SSEP National Partner
National Center for Earth and Space Science Education
Subaru of America, Inc.SSEP National Partner

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 7 to ISS

Mission 5 to ISS
(see Mission 5 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

Mission 3 to ISS
(see Mission 3 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

Mission 2 to ISS
(see Mission 2 community profile, flight and honorable mention experiments, and flight mission patches)

SSEP Community Program Director
Tim Gilbride
tgilbride@pennsauken.net

Amy Fisher
afisher@pennsauken.net

 

16. Somerset, New Jersey

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 1; experiment design and mission patches: Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 124 (grades 4-6)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 40

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): two competitions; (grades K-3), (grades 4-6)

Partner Institutions
Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School

Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), SSEP National Partner
National Center for Earth and Space Science Education

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 7 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Oguz Yildiz
oyildiz@energysmartschool.org

Alp Ozdogan
oalpasian@energysmartschool.org

 

17. West Fargo, North Dakota

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

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 300 (grades 5-11)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 60

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

Mission Patch Art and Design Competition(s): one competition; (grades 5 and 7)

Partner Institutions
West Fargo Public Schools

North Dakota Space Grant Program
KLJ
Otter Tail Power Company
Appareo Systems
Moore Engineering, Inc.
Dardis Family
Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services Inc.
Fargo-Moorhead Area Foundation
Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), SSEP National Partner
National Center for Earth and Space Science Education

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Michelle Weber
weber@west-fargo.k12.nd.us

Eric Dobervich
edobervich@west-fargo.k12.nd.us

 

18. Grant County, Oregon

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 3; experiment design and mission patches: Seneca Elementary School, Grant Union Junior/Senior High School; mission patches only: Humbolt Elementary School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 370 (grades 5-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 55

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

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

Partner Institutions
Grant County School District Number 3

Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), SSEP National Partner
National Center for Earth and Space Science Education

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 7 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Director
Sonna Smith
sonnasmith@grantesd.k12.or.us

 

19. Erie, Pennsylvania

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

Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium
Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), SSEP National Partner
National Center for Earth and Space Science Education

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 7 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Director
Jennifer Foutz
jfoutz@iroquois.iu5.org

 

20. Knox County, Tennessee

Noteworthy: this is the second SSEP flight for Knox County

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 5; experiment design only: L&N STEM Academy, Hardin Valley Academy, Vine Middle STEAM Magnet, Gresham Middle School, Bearden Middle School

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: 300

Partner Institutions
Knox County Schools

Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), SSEP National Partner
National Center for Earth and Space Science Education

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 7 to ISS

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

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Becky Ashe
becky.ashe@knoxschools.org

Dr. Jon Rysewyk
jon.rysewyk@knoxschools.org

 

21. Austin, Texas

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 9; experiment design and mission patches: Hill Country Middle School, Westridge Middle School; mission patches only: Westlake High School, Barton Creek Elementary School, Bridge Point Elementary School, Cedar Creek Elementary School, Eanes Elementary School, Forest Trail Elementary School, Valley View 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: 100

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

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

Partner Institutions
Eanes Independent School District

Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), SSEP National Partner
National Center for Earth and Space Science Education

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 7 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Jerri LaMirand
jlamirand@eanesisd.net

Dillon Finan
dfinan@eanesisd.net

 

22. Burleson, Texas

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 8; experiment design and mission patches: Mound Elementary School, The Academy at Nola Dunn; experiment design only: Clinkscale Elementary School, Frazier Elementary School, Hajek Elementary School, Kerr Middle School, Norwood Elementary School, Taylor Elementary School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 458 (grades 5-6)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 92

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

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

Partner Institutions
Burleson Independent School District

Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), SSEP National Partner
National Center for Earth and Space Science Education

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 7 to ISS

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Leslie K. Bender Jutzi
lbenderjutzi@bisdmail.net

Stacy Hughes
shughes@bisdmail.net

 

23. Pharr, Texas

Noteworthy: this is the second SSEP flight for Pharr

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 40; experiment design and mission patches: Cesar Chavez Elementary School; mission patches only: Allen & William Arnold Elementary School, James Bowie Elementary School, D.U. Buckner Elementary School, Arnoldo Cantu Sr. Elementary School, Edith & Ethel Carman Elementary School, Vida N. Clover Elementary School, John Doedyns Elementary School, Aida C. Escobar Elementary School, Zeferino Farias Elementary School, Henry Ford Elementary School, Graciela Garcia Elementary School, Marcia R. Garza Elementary School, Amanda Garza-Pena Elementary School, Augusto Guerra Elementary School, Dr. William Long Elementary School, Raul Longoria Elementary School, Gertrude Napper Elementary School, North Alamo Elementary School, Geraldine Palmer Elementary School, Pharr Elementary School, Daniel Ramirez Elementary School, Drs. Reed & Mock Elementary School, Alfred Sorensen Elementary School, South Pharr Elementary School, Sgt. Leonel Trevino Elementary School, Alamo Middle School, Austin Middle School, Jaime Escalante Middle School, Kennedy Middle School, LBJ Middle School, Liberty Middle School, Audie Murphy Middle School, San Juan Middle School, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo High School, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Memorial High School, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo North High School, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Southwest High School, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Thomas Jefferson Early College High School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 300 (grades 4-5)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 60

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

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

Partner Institutions
Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District

City of Pharr
Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), SSEP National Partner
National Center for Earth and Space Science Education

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 7 to ISS

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

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Celena Miller
celena@celenamiller.com

Susana Ramirez
susana.ramirez@psjaisd.us

 

24. San Antonio, Texas – Northside ISD

Noteworthy: this is the second SSEP flight for San Antonio

Program Scope
Number of participating schools: 28; experiment design and mission patches: John Marshall High School, William H. Taft High School; experiment design only: Louis D. Brandeis High School, William J. Brennan High School, Tom C. Clark High School, Oliver Wendell Holmes High School, John Jay High School, Sandra Day O’Connor High School, John Paul Stevens High School, Earl Warren High School; mission patches only: Henry T. Brauchle Elementary School, Rita K. Driggers Elementary School, Mary Lou Fisher Elementary School, Thomas L. Hatchett, Sr. Elementary School, Dr. Pat Henderson Elementary School, Lloyd M. Knowlton Elementary School, Delores B. Linton Elementary School, Locke Hill Elementary School, Los Reyes Elementary School, Monroe May Elementary School, Dr. Sara B. McAndrew Elementary School, Meadow Village Elementary School, Mary Burns Michael Elementary School, Dr. Carl and Bunny Jean Raba Elementary School, Hector Garcia Middle School, William P. Hobby Middle School, Sul Ross Middle School, Coke R. Stevenson Middle School

Experiment Design Competition

Expected Minimum Number of Students Fully Engaged in Experiment Design: 1,200 (grades 11-12)
Expected Minimum Number of Student Team Proposals: 300

SSEP Community-wide Engagement Program

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

Partner Institutions
Northside Independent School District

Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), SSEP National Partner
National Center for Earth and Space Science Education

SSEP Mission Participation
Mission 7 to ISS

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

SSEP Community Program Co-Directors
Courtney Mayer
courtney.mayer@nisd.net

Amanda Ewenson
amanda.ewenson@nisd.net

 

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.