Mission 11 Spaceflight Experiment Winners Revealed!!

All Teams Participating in Spaceflight Experiment
All Teams Participating in Spaceflight Experiment

Mission 11 is the second  Student Space Flight Experiment Program that SISD students have participated in during the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years.   The principals, teachers and students from Southside HS, Matthey and Losoya have worked untiringly to provide every opportunity for our students’ success in this project. Members of the  National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE) selected the experiment that will go up on  NASA shuttle.

Our first experiment, Mission 10, is set to launch in February, 2017.

Mission 11 is scheduled to launch in March 2017.

A mission patch designed by our k-5th grade students will be also be worn by the astronauts during both missions.

The winning teams of both Mission 10 and 11 have the opportunity to present their findings at a National Conference in Washington D.C., which is sponsored by the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education and NASA. Mission 10 will present this summer.

The following experiments were presented to the board of trustees and the superintendent of schools by the top three teams, the Mission 11 winners were announced after the presentations, Congratulations to Matthey MS!

  1. Proposal Title: Et tu Fungi? Effect of Microgravity on fungal interactions.

Grades 9 and 11, Southside High School, Southside ISD

Principal Investigator: Allie Herrera

Co-Investigators: Erin Bell, Johnny Herrera, Alyssa Herrera, Derrion Sendejo

Teacher Facilitators: Christopher Strey

School: Southside High School

  1. Chytrid Frog Fungus Survival in Space

Grade 8, J.L. Matthey Middle School, Southside ISD

Co-Investigators: Lydia Araujo, Carlos Gonzalez, Neco Jimenez

Teacher Facilitator: Robert W. Bryson, Jr.

J.L. Matthey Middle School

  1. Proposal Title: Space Bodies

Grade Level of Submitting Student Team: Fifth Grade

Submitting School: Losoya Intermediate School

II. Student Team Members Page

Co-Principal Investigator

Name: Maximus Polendo

Co-Investigators

Name: Angel Canada

Name: Stephen Milaeger

Submitting Teacher Facilitator: Name: Julianna Trevino and MaryLou Ramirez

Team 2. Chytrid Frog Fungus Survival in Space was selected as the winning project!!

Grade 8, J.L. Matthey Middle School
Grade 8, J.L. Matthey Middle School

Chytrid Frog Fungus Survival in Space
Grade 8, J.L. Matthey Middle School, Southside ISD
Co-Investigators: Lydia Araujo, Carlos Gonzalez, Neco Jimenez
Teacher Facilitator: Robert W. Bryson, Jr.
J.L. Matthey Middle School

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