Author Archives: Drew Roman

What Does it Mean to Reach for the Stars?

It was a typical, busy Friday afternoon when I received an email from Dr. Jeff Goldstein, Director of the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education.  I wasn’t sure what to expect as I had never, to my knowledge, … Continue reading

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In Their Own Words…

I asked some of the students to share a few words about their experiences with SSEP so that I may post them on the blog.  So far, I’ve received: -My name is Heba Abuzer and I’m in 6th grade.  My … Continue reading

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Avicenna Students Spend Time at IUN

Today Avicenna’s members of the AASCC took a field trip to Indiana University Northwest to explore the lab space and learn a little bit about embryonic development (amongst other things!) from Dr.Harold Olivey.  The children were able to get a much closer … Continue reading

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We’re Making Progress!

Well, we’re chugging right along with our SSEP participation.  The students have moved forward with three solid projects and I’m hoping to squeeze at least one or two more in before our time is up.  We will be submitting two … Continue reading

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Collaborators & AASCC Update

This week we received word from both IUN and the Jackson Laboratory that they would love to work with us on our project!  This is wonderful news as it increases the resources available to our students.  We will be meeting up … Continue reading

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Student Scientists

The students have been given paperwork introducing SSEP, NanoRacks‘ minilab that we will be utilizing and the list of NASA approved sample materials.  As we begin making progress with group selection and topic selection, I will be posting more.  Please stay … Continue reading

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INSGC mentions Avicenna

I received a google alert which contained a link to a page on the Indiana Space Grant Consortium’s website.  It’s all about us!  Read here.

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Collaboration with LLC in Anderson, IN

I’ve begun collaborating with the Life Learning Cooperative in Anderson, Indiana.  We are in the process of going over all of the paperwork and organizing student teams.  We will be setting up some webcam time with our kids soon and I’m … Continue reading

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Avicenna Science Lifts Off

Avicenna Academy was granted an award from the Indiana Space Grant Consortium which will allow us to participate in the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP).   When we return from spring break, we will be jumping head first into this project.  … Continue reading

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