February 28, 2020
Wakulla Middle School’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Club students are working on the “NASA Wearable Equipment for Averting Radiation (WEAR) Challenge 2020”.
“This is the same type of challenge our students were selected for in 2018. My 8th grade STEM club students are working on their design ideas and video proposal that we will submit by March 6.
“NASA will select the top teams from the submitted proposal to go to NASA Langley Research Center in Virginia. If selected, we will take four students to present the students' design ideas to NASA engineers,” says STEM sponsor and science teacher Katrina Roddenberry.
Teams will develop low fidelity wearable designs for headgear and multi-functional body protection and the NASA RadWorks team will evaluate the concepts from each school.
Wakulla Middle School science teachers Melissa Martin and Katrina Roddenberry, along with their advanced science students, entered a successful proposal for NASA’s Microgravity University for Educators (MgUE) 2018 Challenge and got to present it at the NASA Center in Houston, Texas.
All travel expenses are paid for by NASA.