NASA Langley honors student winners of NSIP
What happened on a cold windswept beach near Kitty Hawk, NC, on
December 17, 1903? How did this event change the world? If you
could send a mission to Mars, what would you look for, and how
would you do it? How does time and space - on land, in water, and
in the air - change the Earth, physically, chemically and
Students nationwide tackled these and other questions as part of
the NASA Student Involvement Program (NSIP) competition. First
place high school winners and their teachers will be recognized at
the NSIP National Symposium, May 5-6 hosted by NASA Langley
Research Center at the Radisson Hotel, Hampton, Va.
The students will present their winning projects from one of the
following competition areas: Design a Mission to Mars;
Watching Earth Change; or Science and Technology
Journalism. At the symposium, students will also share their
research with their peers during an informal poster session and
NASA will honor student achievements at an award dinner.
Designed by scientists and educators, NSIP supports the national
standards and local school curriculum for science, mathematics,
technology, and geography "The program takes learning out of the
textbook and places it in the hands of students and educators,"
says Dr. Bill Williams, Pre-College Officer, NASA Langley. "It
inspires students at an early age and keeps them connected to
NSIP is a national program for grades K-12 that links students
directly with NASA research, exploration, and discovery missions.
Students are challenged to investigate Earth from space, explore
Earth systems in their neighborhood, and learn about the latest
developments in aeronautics, and Earth and space exploration.
For more information about the NASA Student Involvement Program,
Virginia 2003 high school honorees selected by NASA Langley
Research Center are:
Watching Earth Change:
Ms. Joy Young, Teacher
Norfolk Technical Vocation Center
Science and Technology Journalism:
Ms. Maryanne Donelan, Teacher
Lake Braddock Secondary School
Design A Mission To Mars:
Mrs. Maria Clayton, Teacher
West Springfield High School