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  • Culinary Challenge

    Teams from Eaglecrest High School & Grandview High School will compete with culinary projects. 

    This year the challenge will be to make an ENTIRE meal that consists of an entree, a side dish, and a dessert.

    For the Entire Meal:
    Calories - 900-1100 
    Fat - 40 grams or less
    Saturated Fat - 10 g or less
    Sodium -  800 mg or less
    Dietary Fiber - 8 grams or more
    Sugar  - 25 grams or less

    **Menu items may not contain raw fish or shellfish or uncooked meats and or desserts, sauces, or dressings using raw eggs or egg whites.

    Leading Teacher: Mary Anderson

    Participating Students:   

    Miles Reish
    Abem Shimanga
    David Britt
    Noah Ott
    Delaney Hartman
    Ian Nelson
    Elijah King
  •  Design and Prototype Teams 

    School Project Student's names Teacher
    CTHS Magnetic Boots for Space X Human Landing System Emma Elrod Ben Nuebel
    CTHS
    Magnetic Boots for Space X Human Landing System
    Rose Thomas
    Ben Nuebel
    Carter Garrison
    Ryan Torline
    EHS
    Lunar Habitat Shoes
    Roman Yusufov
    John Avery
    Josiah Hirsch
    Dillon Liu
    CTHS
    Zero-G Bulk Transfer System
    Rahil Shah
    Ben Nuebel
    Cason Evansa
    EHS
    Zero-G Bulk Transfer System
    Landon Gagliostro
    John Avery
    Miles Bryant
    Frederick Hudson IV
    EHS
    Zero-G Bulk Transfer System
    Miles Reish
    John Avery
    Abem Shimanga
    EHS
    Zero-G Bulk Transfer System
    Michael Carey
    John Avery
    Evan Pacic
    EHS
    Lunar Supply Pod Airlock
    Alex Brown
    John Avery
    Reilly Naff
    EHS
    Lunar Supply Pod Airlock
    Ethan Hoag
    John Avery
    Josh Wallace
    Ethan Takacs
    EHS
    Lunar Supply Pod Airlock
    Gavin Hansen
    John Avery
    Gavin Barnett
    EHS
    Lunar Supply Pod Airlock
    Kyler Colip
    John Avery
    Owen Morgenegg
    Manolo Pena
    EHS
    Fungas NanoLab
    Reuben Joshua De Dios
    John Avery
    Maximillian Richards

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • ABOUT

    High school students United with NASA to Create Hardware or HUNCH is an innovative school-based program that partners NASA at Johnson Space Center, Marshall Space Flight Center, Langley Research Center, Goddard Space Flight Center, Glenn Research Center, Kennedy Space Center, and AMES Research Center with high schools in states across the nation.

    The mission of the HUNCH program is to empower and inspire students through a Project Based Learning program where students learn 21st century skills and have the opportunity to launch their careers through the participation in the design and fabrication of real world valued products for NASA.

    The partnership between CCSD and NASA started in 2008, and evolved in developing NASAHunch program in our High Schools. The program allows our students to participate in solving real problems presented by astronauts while using STEM practices that challenge them to create, innovate and care about the world around them.Students are forming teams and competing nationally in the Culinary Challenge and the Design & Prototype challenge. 

     

    Learn more about the NASA HUNCH Program: https://nasahunch.com/program/

  • The problems being solved by our teams:

    Magnetic Boots for Space X Human Landing System
    If space craft are made out of ferromagnetic materials, could we come up with a magnetic boot that would allow astronauts to walk around and work on the outside of the ship instead of floating? This would allow astronauts to maneuver with their feet and carry things with their hands similar to what they do on Earth."

    Lunar Habitat Shoes
    The Lunar habitat will be a fairly unique location where NASA may need a specialized shoe to aid the astronauts in this
    new environment. Because of the 1/6th gravity you will also have 1/6th friction for walking around. Static electricity
    sparks can cause fires. Because the lunar dust is sharp like shards of glass, the floor needs to be easy to clean."

    Zero-G Bulk Transfer System
    The current solution to controlling the many little nuts, bolts, almonds, M&Ms, Leggos, … is to wrap them
    in small plastic bags but all of these small packages add to a very large amount of trash. Is it possible to
    control the many, many particles that can be inhaled, float into eyes, clog up electrical connectors,
    obstruct air vents and cause many other problems in zero-g without sending more trash to the ISS or
    other space craft? Because of the lack of gravity, we end up having to send up many plastic packages to
    control the small particles. If we could come up with a system that would allow the transfer of small
    particulate from a large, flexible, bulk bag to a smaller container we could save NASA from sending up a
    lot of packing material that turns into trash and adds to other trash issues on the International Space
    Station

    Lunar Supply Pod Airlock
    HUNCH needs a safe place where the crew can unload the Lunar Supply Pods. If the crew unloads them outside in the vacuum of
    the lunar surface, the space suits are going to be too big and bulky to be able to crawl into and out of the supply pods and dust
    would probably get on all of the supplies. The supply pod needs to be brought into a controlled environment to make it easy for
    the crew to unload the supplies and bring them into the habitat where they can be used. "

    Fungas NanoLab
    Scientists and Researchers are wanting to send up experiments to the ISS but they don’t have enough experience designing labs. HUNCH wants to make it easier for Researchers to do their science without having to do all of the engineering by making a generic lab that is easier for them to work with. Molds and fungus are found growing on the ISS and the crew cleans the station often to keep them from proliferating but few have tried to grow mushrooms yet. As people expand into the solar system, fungus will come with us whether by design or accident. Studying how it does and does not grow in zero-g and the spacecraft environment may be important to the health and safety of the space craft and crew."

Last Modified on December 7, 2021