ISSET Space & STEM Summer School

Mr C Dodd – Staff Editor


8th – 12TH JULY, 2019

ISSET’s Mission Discovery Summer School programme is a great opportunity for ordinary students to do something extraordinary.

UK and international students from ages 14 – 18 (Year 9—13) get to work with NASA Astronauts, rocket scientists and NASA personnel for a week.

In teams, students will propose an idea for their own science experiment; the best idea will be launched into space and carried out by Astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

Mission Discovery was launched in 2012. Since then, we have worked with 13 NASA Astronauts, held programmes in 4 continents for over 6,000 students sending 24 experiments into space on 7 different rockets with more experiments scheduled to launch next year.

We take over 200 students a year, broken up into teams of 6-8. We team people according to age and try to achieve an equal gender split per team. You can request to be in the same team as another student (please send us an email prior to the programme).

With help from brilliant Astronauts, NASA role models, Astronaut trainers, NASA personnel, scientists and engineers; students will learn about space and STEM through a variety of exhilarating hands-on activities, based on themes such as:

  • NASA leadership and team building;
  • How space exploration benefits life on Earth;
  • Experiencing the environment of space;
  • Looking at different kinds of experiment and what makes them great;
  • How you succeed in your dreams and ambitions.

You can read more about Mission Discovery, and download the brochure for more information.

The cost for the programme is £450 (£950 residential—suitable for the Gold D of E Residential section).

There is no selection process, giving everyone equal opportunity to get involved.

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