East Engineering Students Present to NASA Astronauts
Chip Parker

Congratulations to our Hills East students in Mr. Regini's Project Lead The Way classes who were accepted as finalists in the NASA HUNCH program where they engineered, designed and prototyped solutions to problems onboard the International Space Station. As finalists, they traveled to Johnson Space Center in Houston to present to a room of NASA engineers and astronauts.

 

Congratulations to our Hills East students in Mr. Regini's Project Lead The Way classes who were accepted as finalists in the NASA HUNCH program where they engineered, designed and prototyped solutions to problems onboard the International Space Station. As finalists, they traveled to Johnson Space Center in Houston to present to a room of NASA engineers and astronauts.

 

One of our teams worked on developing a GUI (graphical user interface) to aid in autonomous data collection and analysis for researchers studying the effects of microgravity on plants, fungi, fermentation, and crystal growth, while the other team worked on a bulk transfer delivery mechanism to allow astronauts to move contents of materials from large storage units in microgravity. Their work is up for consideration to be implemented on board the International Space Station.