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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Project 1

Fabricate five (5) minute videos as needed.

Purpose

To inspire the next generation of researchers by, fabricating short educational videos that science teachers in high schools and middle schools can show to their students.

Overview

Who better to relate to high school and middle school students then high school students?  Students are provided one to two hours of on-orbit video and a list of talking points.  They cut out interesting talk points and relate it to their age group, bringing out points on how this helps us on earth, or why it is easier to do this research in space, using students with clever banter to make it entertaining and engaging for both other high school and middle school students.

Team

The TV Video Production HUNCH team has students in the ___period class.

Status

The students have been given a SPHERES video and a Zero-G flight video to edit.

HUNCH Recognition Ceremony 2011

Powerpoint

Warren Tech TV and Video Production Class

Project 2

Machine the parts needed and assemble an International Space Station class III (Training Hardware) Single Stowage Locker.

Purpose

The locker will be used to train the International Space Station astronaut crew members on locker operations, payload housing and stowage.

Overview

The International Space Station Single Stowage Locker is assembled out of twenty-three (23) parts that the students will fabricate out of raw material.  Fifteen (15) of these parts will be made out of aluminum sheet.  Seven parts will be machined out of Aluminum billets.  The remaining part will be a modified from a commercial off the shelf hinge.  There are also numerous commercial off the shelf parts that will be included in the assembly i.e. rivets, latches and captive fasteners.

Team

The Warren Tech HUNCH team is students in Precision Machining class and their mentor Alex Doman a 2010 Warren Tech HUNCH graduate. They meet during class and after school.

Status

Fabrication: 0/3 door panels complete, 0/12 tool guides complete, 0/1 rear plate complete, 0/1 door complete, 0/1 hinge complete, 0/1 front frame complete, 0/2 top/bottom panel complete and 0/2 left/right side panel complete.

Assembly: complete.

HUNCH Recognition Ceremony 2011

PowerPoint

Warren Tech Precision Machining Class PP

Warren Tech Machine Shop

Project 3

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 a hydroponics 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 Warren Tech HUNCH team is three students in Engineering Design class. They have been working during class time on their experiment.

Status

The basic design and operation of the plant growth chamber has been fabricated. Tomato plants started from seed have been growing nicely in the chamber. Students decided that the watering system was the aspect of their design that needed to be investigated under microgravity conditions. They flew their experiment on the Zero Gravity plane on April 5th and 6th, 2011 at Ellington Field Houston, TX.

HUNCH Recognition Ceremony 2011

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Warren Tech Engineering Design Class PP

Hardware Handover Status Report

Warren Tech Engineering Design Class Speech

Project 4

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 a hydroponics plant growth chamber which will operate well within constrains of the ISS. The students will investigate aspects of their plant growth chamber that are hypothesized to be affected by microgravity conditions.

Team

The Warren Tech HUNCH team is students in Forensic Science class. They have been working during class time on their experiment.

Status

The students are in the design phase of a hydroponics system to sustain plant growth. The plants have germinated, but then do not survive. The students hypothesize that their watering system does not keep the plants moist enough. Students are presently working on improving their watering system.

 

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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

PowerPoint

Lakewood High School HUNCH Team PP

Hardware Handover Status Report

Lakewood High School HUNCH Team Speech