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  • NASA HUMAN EXPLORATION ROVER CHALLENGE

     

    Under the direction of Ron Rupard, Bearden High accomplished an incredible feat this school year. As part of the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge, his students built a working rover that competed with other student created rovers from around the country. This team also competed last year and they made huge strides in their rover design over the course of the year. This is STEM and creating growth mind-sets at its finest. Way to go, BHS!

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  • SSEP MISSION PATCH WINNERS

     

    Congratulations to Luke Akard of Bluegrass Middle School and Hayden Perry of Holston Middle School for being chosen to send their mission patch design to the International Space Station along with Carter Middle's experiment!  And a huge thanks to Natalie Griffey of Holston and Meredith Whaley of Bluegrass for facilitating this competition!

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  • Now Recruiting Schools

    Mission 13 of the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) begins in August 2018.  We are seeking 20 schools to participate in this amazing program.  Commitment deadline is April 20.  Click here for more information.

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  • STEM Canvas Page

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    The STEM Canvas page is up and running!  Click here to join: https://knoxschools.instructure.com/enroll/R3CTR7

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  • Congratulations to Carter Middle School!

    After a rigorous experiment design challenge, showcase of the 25 proposals created by 19 Knox County Schools, and judging of the finalists at Carter Middle, Hardin Valley Elementary, and Farragut High by scientists at the Smithsonian, Carter Middle's experiment design entitled "The Effect of Microgravity on Tooth Decay" was chosen to fly to the International Space Station this spring courtesy of the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP).  The Student Spaceflight Experiments Program is a national science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) program. It is a program of the National Center for Earth and Space Science in the U.S. and the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Space Education internationally. It is enabled through a strategic partnership with DreamUp PBC and NanoRacks LLC, which are working with NASA under a Space Act Agreement as part of the utilization of the International Space Station as a National Laboratory.  Congratulations Mrs. Whipple and the future Drs. Barnes, Harrell, Morton, Purkey, and Smith!  

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