Student STEM Challenges

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Check back here soon for details on the Fall 2018 challenge!

May 12, 2018 Challenge

Optical Communications STEM Challenge Team Photo

Students were selected to participate in a NASA science, technology, engineering, art and math challenge: a valuable professional development and NASA mentoring opportunity! The prize? A photo downlink from the International Space Station at a later date (to be determined).

Students worked on cross-functional teams to create an outreach activity using innovative technologies to engage middle school students in learning about optical communications. They produced comprehensive presentations that demonstrated their ideas; the cost, schedule and materials; and the impact it would have on middle school education.

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Sponsored by Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) and Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS).