Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Mission Success: NASA Launch Party Draws Big Crowd

NASA MMS Challenge Top StudentsThe NASA Launch Party last Friday at Johnson Elementary and the Carroll ISD Observatory was a successful mission. More than 60 Eubanks Intermediate and Dawson Middle School students participated as leaders to present as an Engineer, Scientist, Artist, or Journalist to spread the message of  NASA’s Multiscale Magnetopshere.

It was a tremendous success both locally and globally. Students, teachers and leaders provided an outstanding example of how passion can be directed and communicated via digital technology to foster student voice towards professional life-long learning. The event was a reminder of how outstanding organizations like NASA and Carroll ISD leverage STEAM career skill sets to solve real world problems and deliver innovative solutions.

The event drew a standing-room-only crowd to hear speakers in the JES auditorium. Parents and students also had the chance to view Mars and Jupiter in the observatory.

A special congratulations to Mason Moorse (NASA MMS Engineer) Eri Pilon (NASA MMS Space Weather Journalist), Caitlyn Midkiff and Anisha Kanukolanu (NASA MMS Scientists), and Dawson Middle School Advanced Art 3 students (NASA MMS Artists) for a job well done. Parents are encouraged to upload photos to NASA’s MMS flicker page at https://www.flickr.com/groups/nasamms/ .

View a photo album from the event on Carroll ISD’s official Facebook page.