High Schools United with NASA to Create Hardware (HUNCH) is an educational initiative originally started by Stacy Hale to give High School students the opportunity to create hardware with NASA’s aid. Students in the HUNCH program receive valuable experience creating goods for NASA from hardware to the culinary arts, while NASA receives the creativity of the High School students.
NASA provide materials, equipment, and mentoring to each of the HUNCH teams across the country so that they can complete their projects to near expert quality over the course of their studies while keeping the students as safe as possible when working with the machinery. These students then present their projects during the HUNCH Ceremony where some projects will be selected to be used in NASA systems and on board the ISS.
- Watch 2015-2016 Kickoff Videos Welcome by Astronaut Nicole Stott Welcome by HUNCH Founder and Project Manager Stacy Hale Welcome by International Space Station Program past Manager Michael Suffredini and watch a video titled The incredible collaboration behind the International Space Station by Tien Nguyen for TEDEd
- Learn the History of the HUNCH Program
- Learn to be a Student Flight Controller
- Learn more about NASA
- Learn more about NASA HUNCH Facilities