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Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program

High Schools United with NASA to Create Hardware
  • High Schools United with NASA students on plane

    High Schools United with NASA to Create Hardware (HUNCH)

  • High Schools United with NASA students on plane

    High Schools United with NASA to Create Hardware (HUNCH)

  • High Schools United with NASA students on plane

    High Schools United with NASA to Create Hardware (HUNCH)

  • High Schools United with NASA students on plane

    High Schools United with NASA to Create Hardware (HUNCH)

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Opportunity is only available to current HUNCH students and educators.

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Overview

The High Schools United with NASA to Create Hardware, HUNCH, is an innovative school-based program that partners NASA with high schools and middle schools in states across the nation. The HUNCH project provides work experiences to inspire high school career technology and engineering academy students to pursue careers in science and engineering fields.

The HUNCH project has partnered with NASA's Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program (RGEFP) to create a unique flight week opportunity for students and educators. Selected teams design, fabricate, fly and evaluate reduced gravity experiments over a course of four to six months. These selected teams will work with NASA mentors to carry out scientific research, hands-on investigational design and test operations.

Eligibility

  • U.S. Citizen
  • All FLYERS MUST be 18 PRIOR to arrival in Houston
  • All applicants must be current HUNCH students

Current Participants

High Schools United with NASA to Create Hardware Projects
2013 Institution 2013 Project Title
Billings Central Catholic High School, Billings, MT Drosophilia Alpha and Bravo Experiments and Chlorella Growth Chamber
Clear Springs High School, League City, TX Plant Viability for a NanoRack Food Growth Chamber
Jackson Hole High School, Jackson Hole, WY Three Dimensional Magnetic Modeling with Ferrofluids
Lakewood High School, Lakewood, CO Hydrofuge Alpha and Bravo Plant Growth Chambers
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, NC Spinal Expansion and Shape Memory Alloy Peristaltic Pump
Overland High School, Aurora, CO Container Shape Effects on Crystal Growth
Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School, Franklin, MA Z-Gravity Scale
Warren Tech Central Campus, Lakewood, CO Egg Cooker and Eggrifuge