Thanksgiving break may have already started for some, but these juniors stayed late today to present the results of their studies on the geological features of the moon and asteroids to our liaison at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston.
Waynflete is one of nine schools from across the country participating in ExMASS (Exploration of the Moon and Asteroids by Secondary Students), a NASA-supported program that will do research on the moon and asteroids. After learning some initial background material, students will participate in an original research project, guided by a scientist in the field. Students will present their findings to a panel of scientists at the end of the year. The group whose presentation is deemed the best by the panel will win an all-expenses-paid trip to NASA’s Ames Research Facility in California in July 2018.