International Space Station!

The National Urban Alliance for Effective Education, the Lancaster Amateur Radio Club (LARC), and the SUNY Buffalo State Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium have teamed up to arrange a contact between the International Space Station (ISS)  and PS97 Harvey Austin School in the Buffalo, New York Public School System.

One of only 14 schools/organizations nationwide selected by Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS), this exciting project will afford the PS97 students the opportunity to have a scheduled contact with the crew on the ISS during the first half of 2016. This is a significant step in ARISS’ continuing effort to engage young people in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) activities and raise their awareness of space exploration, space communications and related areas of study and career possibilities.

NUA mentor Lisa Neasbitt is coordinating this project. Lisa has over 30 years experience in science curriculum and instruction in both public schools as well as with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

ARISS selection announcement Press Release