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 2015–2016 ExMASS research competition! The team will present their research at the 2015 NASA Exploration Science Forum. You can read about Bellaire’s ExMASS experience here.
2014–2015 ExMASS Program Schools
Academy High School, Little River-Academy, TX
ExMASS Program Resources
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