Author Archives: Drew Roman

Phase I Selection Complete

With a total of 48 topics proposed, we have narrowed our community’s submissions down to a final three: Avicenna’s: Curli-Producing E. coli and Highland Christian School’s: Genetically Modified Soy Bean Sprout and Whole Blood Congratulations to the winners!  I’m so … Continue reading

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Mission Patch Design

We’re encouraging the Northwest Indiana community to become involved in our community’s participation in SSEP.  With that in mind, we are extending an invitation to participate in the Mission Patch Design Competition to all NWI members. Click for more information.

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Metamorphosis of AASCC

We’re already two and a half months into the 2011-2012 school year! Students that participated in STS-135 were able to take a look at their samples this summer.  Unfortunately none of their organisms maintained integrity, making it impossible for them … Continue reading

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Making it Official!

We received our certificate of flight authentication with our sample a few weeks ago.  I am looking forward to the return of our students so we may discuss our results in more depth and talk about our potential participation in … Continue reading

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Art & Science (Intuitive vs. Analytical)

Mae Jemison, US Astronaut, gave a talk at a TED conference in 2002.  She spoke on the importance of recognizing the need for a balance between art and science.  That’s today’s blog post topic as it’s an issue that was … Continue reading

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Reflections!…and limits?

I am currently in Kissimmee, Florida.  I drove down here earlier this past week to attend the final launch of the space shuttle Atlantis.  Two SSEP students, Amalia Hosken (my daughter!) and Heba Abuzer, rode down with me.  Two more … Continue reading

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T Minus 89 Hours

What progress!!!  Our SSEPers have worked hard to finish prepping their samples for flight.  We had a few hiccups in prep (real life science!!!!), but they were able to get back on track.  I have plenty of photographs to share, … Continue reading

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AASCC visits Notre Dame (in pictures)

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School’s Out for Summer

Avicenna Academy’s school year has ended and our SSEP participants were able to get a small break before they were called back to duty. This week we spent two days at the University of Notre Dame . Dr. Shaun Lee … Continue reading

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Avicenna Student Selected to Ask Former Astronaut a Question

In April, there was an event called Reaching for the Stars held here in Northwest Indiana. The goal was to increase awareness and interest in STEM education. Prior to the event, there was a contest held and the winners would … Continue reading

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