ARISS Weekly Status Report – 9/27/2021

September 18: The Space Hardware Club at the University of Huntsville in Huntsville, AL is preparing for their ARISS contact next spring. The group’s plan was to carry out ARISS STEM activities in collaboration with nearby Buckhorn Middle School youth, with undergrads teaching middle schoolers. Recent events saw youngsters launch basic paper rockets using water … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 9/27/2021

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 9/13/2021

August: ARISS educator Drew Deskur, head of the Kopernik Observatory and Science Center in Vestal, NY, planned several social-distanced summer STEM youth camps for various ages that had lessons tied to ARISS.  Youth aged 8 and 9 got to try coding, build and program robots, learn about ARISS, and engineer differing solutions to problems.  Youth … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 9/13/2021

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 9/6/2021

August 21-22: The ARRL Southeastern Division Convention, also called Huntsville (AL) Hamfest, garnered 4,000 attendees and 3 of the ARISS team were there.  Frank Bauer, Kathy Lamont and Dave Jordan, undertook the first ARISS travel since Covid issues began. They supported an ARISS exhibit and forum. They explained the ARISS program to 290 people stopping … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 9/6/2021

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 8/16/2021

July 14: An ARISS radio contact was held at the Children's University camp near Southwest State University in Kursk, Russia. The event saw a good crowd attending: 100 students, 10 instructors, and 10 others helping with or watching the action. One of those assisting was ARISS-Russia leader Sergey Samburov. He wrote, “For the best questions composed … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 8/16/2021

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 8/9/2021

August 3: A student of ARISS educator Joanne Michael won an AIAA Kahn $10,000 scholarship. Joanne taught him hands-on science in kindergarten through 5th grade at Meadows Elementary in the Manhattan Beach Unified School District. The young man is now enrolled at Stanford University. He wrote, “I love finding out the mechanics of any device … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 8/9/2021

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 7/26/2021

July 21: The SpaceKids Global (SKG) organization based in Winter Park, FL, in collaboration with the Girl Scouts of Citrus, in Orlando held an ARISS contact with Mark Vande Hei. SKG’s mission is to inspire girls and boys in STEAM+ (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, Math plus Environment) with a focus on empowering young girls. The two groups … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 7/26/2021

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 7/12/2021

June 24: ARISS educator Gina Kwid and a co-teacher gave a presentation on ARISS and space transportation at i-STEM, an annual four-day professional development conference. PK-12 teachers apply to the Idaho STEM Action Center to be selected to attend i-STEM. Gina spoke about ARISS and her co-teacher spoke about Maker transportation activity. Viewers included 12 educators … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 7/12/2021