In support of the Annie Fischer School, Mary Arico, Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering and Assistant Director of CT Space Grant, attended the historic Atlantis Launch on July 8th at KARS Park in Florida. On board the shuttle was a science experiment design by students in grades K-5 at the Annie Fischer STEM Magnet School. The students design their experiment “Microgravity’s Effect on Tomato Growth” with the guidance of a team from Hamilton Sundstrand. The Connecticut Space Grant Consortium worked with Hamilton Sundstrand to support the project, which was chosen from entries across the country to participate in the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program (SSEP).
For more information on SSEP please check out http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/eleven-more.html