the ISS National Lab and the Space Station Explorers (SSE) Consortium, a growing community of the ISS National Lab educational partner organizations, are always striving to motivate students and get them excited about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in new and different ways. Over the past year, we’ve covered many of SSE’s diverse activities, showing how students are sending science to space, communicating results, learning about STEM topics such as engineering and plant growth, and getting involved in in-school and after-school STEM activities—all through leveraging the ISS National Lab and some of the exciting research taking place onboard.
Below highlights some of the “best of the best” education stories from the past year that demonstrate what SSE educational partners are doing to advance STEM learning and inspire the next generation of space explorers!
Learn about a student competition in partnership with Marvel Entertainment that gave students the opportunity to design experiments that could be conducted onboard the ISS National Lab. Two winning student experiments were announced in May!
Discover how two students designed award-winning DNA research experiments that launched to the space station on SpaceX CRS-14 as part of the Genes in Space competition.
Find out how students contributed ideas for the design of a mission patch commemorating the ISS National Lab “Tissue Chips in Space” program, drawing attention to space-based research that aims to gain a better understanding of human diseases and improve methods for testing therapies.
See how students are learning computer programming through the Zero Robotics program—and controlling robots in space!