From Principal Suzanne Webb, Lincoln Middle School:
Lincoln Middle School was accepted to be a part of the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP). 8th graders have been working in teams to create research-based experiments to be conducted in microgravity on the International Space Station (ISS). One of our student teams’ experiments will be chosen by NASA to go to the ISS as part of Mission 7. We are thrilled and excited to be a part of this wonderful opportunity. We at Lincoln used SMMEF-VSS Stretch grant funds and PTSA donations to help make this happen.
Because we were chosen (yes, our 8th grade science and English teachers had to apply and create a proposal!) – we get to have our elementary and middle schools take part in a “patch” contest. Students in all SMM elementary and middle schools are encouraged to enter this contest. One patch will be chosen from the elementary entries and one patch will be chosen from the middle school entries to go on Mission 7 to the ISS.
Students will design a Mission Patch which demonstrates how their community participates in STEM learning. The chosen patches will then fly in space and be returned with an embossed certification stating that it flew in space. The goal is to have as many students participate as possible!
Submit designs to the FRONT OFFICE by THIS FRIDAY, February 6, for consideration. Click HERE for more design information.