The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) has developed a pilot program for a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education initiative titled the “CASIS National Design Challenge (NDC).” CASIS sent out a RFA to middle and high schools in the Denver area, where they competed to design and implement their own authentic research experiment. OAI is proud to announce Jefferson County School District’s Chatfield Senior High School (CSHS) has been one of the selected schools by CASIS to participate and fly an experiment that will be sent to the International Space Station National Laboratory in the Spring of 2015!
CASIS and its industry partners, Infinity Aerospace, SparkFun Electronics and NanoRacks, will assist the schools in experiment and engineering design and payload integration by providing resources, professional development, technical support, and transporting experiments to and from the Space Station. OAI will be offering the use of their facilities to support CSHS and this STEM outreach effort to continue to develop the next generation of Space Enthusiasts.
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