Edward Harris, Jr. Middle School students to attend NASA symposium

March 16, 2009

In the beginning, there were five.  In the end, two students rocketed to the head of the pack.

On March 11, 2009, Edward Harris, Jr. Middle School seventh grade students Kelly Banh and Meilin Xiang earned the chance to take a trip to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas to attend the 2009 NASA Student Symposium.

Banh and Xiang, along with Harris students Minh Le, Truc Le and Iliana Camacho presented the results of their scientific investigations to NASA personnel at the Ames Research Center via the Digital Learning Network.  Banh and Xiang came out on top.  They will attend the NASA Student Symposium at the Johnson Space Center April 29-May 2, 2009.

“I am thrilled that both Kelly and Meilin earned such a golden opportunity,” said Autumn Nguyen, a science teacher at Harris.  Nguyen is also a NASA Explorer School team member at Harris.  “They will present their research to NASA scientists and other NASA Explorer School students from across the country.” 

Harris Middle School is a NASA Explorer School.  As a result of participation in this program, students are able to participate in research, problem solving and design challenges that relate to actual NASA missions. Additionally, a grant from NASA to Harris will help support the purchase of technology tools and online services that actively engage students in science and mathematics studies.

For more information on NASA Explorer Schools, please visit http://explorerschools.nasa.gov/portal/site/nes/.




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