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.
Congratulations to Bellaire High School (Bellaire, TX), winners of the 2014–2015 ExMASS research competition! The team presented their research at the 2015 NASA Exploration Science Forum and received third place in the student poster competition. You can view a recording of their two minute research presentation here (begins at about the 0:04:00 mark). You can read about Bellaire’s 2014-2015 ExMASS experience here.
2015–2016 ExMASS Program Schools
|Academy of the Holy Angels, Demarest, NJ
Bellaire High School, Bellaire, TX
Clear Lake High School, Houston, TX
Cliffside Park High School, Cliffside Park, NJ
Commack High School, Commack, NY
Horace Mann School, Bronx, NY
Indian Springs School, Indian Springs, AL
Kickapoo High School, Springfield, MO
Millard South High School, Omaha , NE
Upper Darby High School, Drexel Hill, PA
ExMASS Program Resources
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