Alaska 21st CCLC Programs Participate in NASA Challenege

For the past few months, students at five afterschool programs located in Mat-Su and Fairbanks have been hard at work mastering real-world engineering design challenges with NASA scientists as part of a NASA STEM Challenge. Through this program, participants have had the opportunity to collaborate directly with NASA experts during out-of-school time to gain firsthand experience in critically important science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skillsets. 

This year, students in the NASA program got to work with the agency’s engineers and scientists to explore answers to real-world questions such as, “how is cargo dropped onto Mars?” and “how do pressure suits protect astronauts?”

Youth developed videos about their experiences and will share their work with NASA engineers and astronauts, as well as educators and student teams from across Alaska during a showcase event on April 3, from 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. You can join the webinar here, or listen in by dialing +1 (312) 757-3121 and using the access code 525-005-877.