Student Flight Team winners & Mission Patch Winners
Scientists and Engineers around the world compete to get their experiments up to the International Space Station by participating in the exact same formal proposal review and selection process as our students. We congratulate the Sanger Unified winning student team; the Effect Microgravity has on the Developmental Stages of Brine Shrimp experiment. This proposal was submitted by Sean Viau and Austin Griesner from Fairmont Elementary, Elisa Rocha and Jackie Ramirez were project managers from Sanger High School. The winning team will be representing our Sanger community by traveling to the Smithsonian to attend their own research conference, reporting on experiment design and analysis of ground truth data, and the flight team reporting on flight results.
Two student-designed mission patches will travel to the International Space Station with the experiment. Sixth-grader Heidi Kimzey from Fairmont Elementary and Yosselin Fernandez from Sanger High School created the artwork for the patches. The patches will be certified as having flown in space and returned for display in their respective schools.