Leia Spaniak has had one thing on her mind for the last year.
The Northbrook resident came up short last year when her experiment was not chosen as the winning design during a four-day STEM space camp at Deerfield High School.
The winners saw their experiment launched into space for observation on the International Space Station.
Spaniak said she has been thinking about why the experiment her team designed during the Go for Launch program wasn’t chosen and decided to return this year. She formed a group with one girl from Deerfield and two girls from Highland Park.
“It’s all I could think of for a year,” said Spaniak, a Regina Dominican College Preparatory High School sophomore. “We got along real well from the start and worked so well together.”