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Exploration of the Moon and Asteroids by Secondary Students (ExMASS)

The Exploration of the Moon and Asteroids by Secondary Students (ExMASS) program is managed by the Center for Lunar Science and Exploration (CLSE), a node of the NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI). ExMASS is an academic year-long, national standards-based lunar/asteroid research program that envelops students in the process of science. Working alongside their teachers and a scientist mentor, students undertake authentic, open-inquiry research projects that engage them in the process of science and support the science goals of SSERVI. At the end of the year, student research is reviewed by a panel of scientists. The top four teams then present their research to this panel of scientists, competing for a chance to present their work at the Exploration Science Forum held at the NASA Ames Research Center in the summer.

Congratulations to the schools selected for the 2014–2015 ExMASS program!

Academy High School, Little River-Academy, TX
Academy of the Holy Angels, Demarest, NJ
Beaverton Health and Science School, Beaverton, OR
Bellaire High School, Bellaire, TX
Cliffside Park High School, Cliffside Park, NJ
Indian Springs School, Indian Springs, AL
Kickapoo High School, Springfield, MO
Lincoln High School, Stockton, CA
Temescal Canyon High School, Lake Elsinore, CA
Tupelo High School, Tupelo, MS

ExMASS Advisory Group

NASA Asteroid Grand Challenge Seminar – April 25, 2014
Examples and Consequences of NEA Impacts
Dr. David Kring, CLSE Principal Investigator

Archive of 2010–2013 High School Lunar Research Presentations