Teams of students from several Cincinnati Public Schools competed in the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP), a national Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education initiative that gives students the ability to design and propose real experiments to fly in low Earth orbit aboard the International Space Station. The students’ experiments assessed the impact of microgravity, or weightlessness, on a physical, chemical or biological system.
The teams presented their proposed experiments during a special Awards Ceremony and Family Event at the Cincinnati Museum Center. Three teams — Quebec Heights, Cincinnati Gifted Academy Black Team and Cincinnati Gifted Academy Red Team — emerged as finalists, and their proposals have been sent to NASA for a final review.
Participating schools included: