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These Scouts and Venturers are Reaching for the Stars With a Unique STEM Project

Members of the Scout and Venturing team progresses toward their STEM project goal. (Photo Credit: Journal Online)
Members of the Scout and Venturing team progresses toward their STEM project goal. (Photo Credit: Journal Online)

Scouts and Venturers from the Pathway to Adventure Council want their project to go above and beyond anything on earth. In fact, they hope to send the project, titled “Our Team Ames for Space,” to the International Space Station!

The group is one of three teams selected to submit a unique flight-based STEM project to the 2015 Pathway to Adventure Council, BSA Space Station National Design Challenge sponsored by CASIS (Center for the Advancement of Science in Space). The winning project will be placed in the International Space Station to begin experimentation.

STEM activities such as this stellar project aim to encourage youth to pursue fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Space Design ChallengeSignal Hill District STEM Committee member Kathy Cassady, is the project and communication leader for the team, as well as a Scout parent.

“The project title is ‘Our Team Ames for Space’ and will be a modified version of the test developed by Dr. Bruce Ames to determine if a substance is mutagenic,” Cassady explained to the Journal Online.

To learn more about this team, their project, and the STEM program, read the full article by the Journal Online.

Be sure to check out the Scouting Newsroom article detailing this innovative challenge and the STEM collaboration that brought it to life.

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Rochelle Randles

Rochelle

Rochelle Randles is a communications specialist at the Boy Scouts of America. She enjoys sharing incredible adventure stories within the Scouting community and beyond. If you have story ideas or questions, reach out to us at communications@scouting.org.