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), one of nine teams with 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 advisor, students undertake authentic, open-inquiry research projects that engage them in the process of science. At the end of the year, student research is reviewed by a panel of scientists. The top four teams 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.
2015–16 ExMASS Winners: Upper Darby High School
CLSE congratulates Upper Darby High School on winning the competition phase of the 2015-2016 ExMASS program. They will present their poster “Basalt Thickness of Mare Tranquillitatis using Two Methods” at the 2016 NASA Exploration Science Forum at NASA Ames.
Front Row (L to R): Thomas Nguyen, Vince Tran, Most Yeasmin, Isabel Hunt; Middle Row (L to R): Kenneth Lin, Galen Farmer, Daniel Gordon; Back Row (L to R): Zachary Thornton, Chris DeMott
2016–2017 ExMASS Program Schools
Academy High School, Little River Academy, TX
ExMASS Program Resources
2016–2017 Program Calendar (Coming Soon)
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