Under NASA’s Microgravity DIVER (Diving Into Experimental Research) Challenge teams of high school students were challenged to design and build diving objects that will submerge in water as far as possible when exposed to micro-gravity in NASA’s 2.2 Second Drop Tower.
After student proposals were evaluated, select teams were invited to compete in the challenge and encouraged to present their results at the American Society for Gravitational and Space Research (ASGSR) conference in Seattle, WA.
The Science Club, under the direction of Rosann Daniello, had five experiments accepted by NASA. The Science Club is now in the process of constructing the diving objects. Upon completion, they will be sent to NASA where they will be tested at NASA’s Glenn Research Center’s Drop Tower.
This science challenge enables students to learn about experimental design and construction and to participate in research related to space station science, both of which can inspire the pursuit of STEM careers.