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This page provides descriptions of all XX oral presentations by student teams at the 2018 SSEP National Conference. All teams need to submit a description of their presentation via email to John Hamel by 5:00 pm ET, Thursday, June 7, 2018, using the Oral Presentation Template that is downloadable below. Submission earlier than the deadline would be greatly appreciated.
Also found below is a sample of an oral presentation description. As you compose your oral presentation description, note that your presentation Abstract has a strict 80 word limit.
SAMPLE ORAL PRESENTATION DESCRIPTION
Oral 1: Fitchburg, Massachusetts
School and/or District: Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School
Grade levels of Team: 12
Title: The Production of Antibiotics from Bacillus subtilis in Microgravity
Type of Experiment: Flight Experiment, Mission 5 to ISS
Co-Principal Investigators: Liza Anderson, Samantha Bratkon
Co-Investigators: Ashley Monroe and Stephanie Tivnan
Collaborators: Steve Williams
Teacher Facilitator: Paula deDiego
Abstract: This experiment was designed to monitor antibiotics production of Bacillus subtilis in microgravity compared to the Earth ground truth. Freeze-dried bacteria was activated with growth media on D-5. D-2 clamp a was re-engaged and clamp B was opened containing the growth inhibitor. Analysis included optical density testing, pellet mass measurements, Novel Assay for subtilin, beta-galactosidase assay. Our conclusion showed, an increase in growth rate and a decrease in the production of subtilin in microgravity compared to the ground truth.
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Oral Presentations for the 2018 SSEP National Conference
oral presentations will be added as they become available
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.
The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), and Subaru of America, Inc., are U.S. National Partners on the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program. Magellan Aerospace is a Canadian National Partner on the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program.