Virginia Beach students place in NASA competition
Students at Cape
Henry Collegiate School in Virginia Beach, Va. took first,
second, and third places in the NASA Student Involvement Program
a NASA-sponsored national academic competition.
Third- and fourth-graders
developed a report on their environment, while students in grades
five through eight developed a media news report on aeronautics and
space. The students and their winning projects in the categories
"Earth Systems in My Neighborhood" and "Aeronautics and Space
Science Journalism" were among 3,600 other students nationwide
competing in NSIP.
NSIP is a national program that
links students directly with NASA's diverse and exciting missions
of research, exploration, and discovery. These competitions and
learning activities give students the opportunity to design space
missions, investigate Earth from space, explore Earth systems in
their neighborhoods, and learn about the latest developments in
aeronautics, and Earth and space exploration.
The competition was conducted for
NASA by Technical
Education Research Centers (TERC) of Cambridge Mass., in
partnership with the Institute of Global Environmental Strategies,
Arlington, Va., and WT Chen & Co., Waltham, Mass.
For more information about the NASA Student
Involvement Program and a complete list of the winners and their
projects check out http://www.nsip.net/.
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