A science experiment designed by five Deerfield High School students to measure the effect of solar radiation on tumor growth will be launched into space in March."I was awestruck," said junior Chirag Goel, one of the project's team members. "It's hard to believe I'm part of something as extraordinary as this."The project was created during a three-day competitive STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) camp in June. Deerfield was one of four nationwide locations for the camp. The group learned Dec. 1 that their effort was the lone experiment destined for space travel.
Higher Orbits next month will host its first Go For Launch! program in the region at Orbital ATK’s Dulles headquarters.High school students will have the opportunity to participate in the three-day program that uses space exploration as a platform to engage students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math; teamwork; communication; and leadership. Students will learn about human spaceflight and receive insight and feedback through a variety of hands-on activities delivered by experienced space and STEM professionals. Speakers scheduled to participate include retired Astronauts Frank Culbertson and Don Thomas, former ISS Flight Controller and Astronaut Instructor Michelle Lucas.
Orbital ATK’s San Diego Facility Generates “STEAM” for Camp To Inspire The Next Generation of Innovators
As the program sponsor of Go for Launch, several employees from the Space Components Division at Orbital ATK’s San Diego facility took their talents and their children to the space camp at the San Diego Air & Space Museum.Created and presented by Higher Orbits, a non-profit group, the program uses space exploration as a platform to launch student participation in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) around the country.A group of about twenty high school age students spent three days in San Diego with astronauts (including former astronaut and Orbital ATK Space Systems Group President Frank Culbertson) to learn about human spaceflight and design their own space experiment. Orbital ATK also provided guest speakers and judges for the team competitions.
Reaching for the stars Space-themed program touches down in Leominster By David DoreBefore they could imagine going to space, about 15 middle and high school students had a few things to learn here on Earth — such as how to speak in front of a group, present materials and overcome nervousness.
By Anna Burgess firstname.lastname@example.orgLEOMINSTER -- Next week, local middle- and high-school students will have a chance to explore the final frontier from their own community.Go For Launch, an educational and experimental space camp run by nonprofit Higher Orbits, is coming to the Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster from Monday through Wednesday.The Go For Launch program will give students a chance to hear space-shuttle experiences from retired astronaut Dr. Don Thomas, and to design their own space experiments -- one of which might go into orbit.The camp's purpose, in part, is to encourage young people to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields, said program director Michelle Lucas.