An experiment designed by Stockton University freshman Sophia Bradach will be launched into space later this year as part of the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program.
The program, part of the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education in partnership with DreamUp PBC and NanoRacks LLC, sends dozens of student experiments to the International Space Station each year to be tested by the astronauts there.
Last month, five students from Watertown City School District, in collaboration with 4-H, presented their findings on an experiment run on the International Space Station. The experiment began in Fall of 2018, Jefferson County 4-H began participation in the Student Spaceflights Experiments Program, an initiative organized by the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE). A competition was implemented where over 50 student teams designed experiments that could theoretically be run on the International Space Station.
iLEAD students have many unique opportunities to work on large, public projects that have international partners and implications. One of the best examples is iLEAD’s Student Aerospace Projects that include topics such as Genes in Space, Science Accelerator, UAV Design & Flight Training, DreamUp to Space, and the Soaring Aeronautics Glider. What makes these projects powerful is that students are partnering with entities such as NASA and experiencing high-level peer collaboration with students.
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