NASA‘s Microgravity University for Educators

Five of our teachers have been accepted to attend NASA‘s Microgravity University for Educators (MgUE)!! Only twelve groups of teachers from around the country were accepted for this experience!

Meridith Mitchell (Middle School Science), Katlyn Swanson (5th Grade), Patricia Burgess (3rd Grade), Jon Marsdon (Middle School Science), and Serena Lynch (Middle School Math) worked together and with students on a proposal to perform experiments in simulated microgravity environments.

These teachers, along with a group of students will design a Satellite Launching Experimental Device (SLED) that will automatically deploy a mock satellite into a targeted zone mimicking a Mars orbital insertion.

In April our five teachers will travel to NASA in Houston, Texas to perform the testing of the design. This will be live streamed for the entire school and community to watch. More details to come!