Warren Tech 2013-2014 Design and Prototyping Project

The European Physiology Module (EPM), engineered and fabricated first by the European Space Agency (ESA), is a product designed to test ISS faculty health statistics. The EPM project was assigned to the Warren Tech NASA HUNCH S2TEM program by NASA HUNCH headed by Stacy Hale, in the year 2012.

Since then, this 2013-2014 school year’s students have fully taken on the responsibility to follow through with this project until completion.

To complete this project, the NASA HUNCH S2TEM class will be utilizing the resources that are present on the Warren Tech Central campus; Welding and Precision Machining.
These such resources will allow Warren Tech students to not only engineer the product with CAD programs in class, but also fabricate and assemble the end product, delivered to NASA JSC in April of 2014.

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Introduction to Engineering

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Project

Design, fabricate, and document an experiment to fly on the Zero-G plane in April, 2011. The experiment is to investigation how microgravity will affect their proposed ISS plant growth chamber.

Purpose

The plant growth chamber is proposed to fly on the ISS.  However, student explorations are to inspire the next generation of scientists.

Overview

The students are designing an aeroponicss plant growth chamber which will operate well within constrains of the ISS. This school year, students will investigate aspects of their plant growth chamber that may be affected by microgravity conditions.

Team

The Lakewood HUNCH team is twelve students in Sustainable Energy and Design class. They have been working during their summer vacation, class time, and after school on their experiment.

Status

The students have successfully grown tomato, basil plants and other plants and trees in their greenhouse. They are going to set up to a larger greenhouse, since they have filled their present one with plants. The students have designed, fabricated and documented a personal plant chamber using a combination of a centrofuge and aeroponics system. The plant chamber has successfully flown on the Zero Gravity plane on April 5th and 6th, 2011. They also have set up a wonderful blog where you can learn all about their  

HUNCH Recognition Ceremony 2011

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Lakewood High School HUNCH Team PP

Hardware Handover Status Report

Lakewood High School HUNCH Team Speech