NASA’sHUNCHprogram empowers and inspires high school students through project-based learning. Students who participate in the program learn twenty-first century skills and have the opportunity to launch their careers through participation in the design and fabrication of real-world-valued products for NASA. The HUNCH program encompasses the areas of Design & Prototyping, Software, Hardware, Sewn Flight Articles, Video & Media, and Culinary. There are many different ways to join the HUNCH program—from volunteering time as a mentor to a local school, to becoming a HUNCH Teacher through the school district or attending one of the Design Reviews across the country. All interested persons or organizations can get involved in encouraging student STEM involvement through NASA HUNCH projects.
Plus: For the third year, the Association for Career & Technical Education (ACTE) and NASA HUNCH are hosting a student video challenge, celebrating career and technical education (CTE) and project-based learning programs in high-demand, twenty-first century career fields on Earth, as well as in space. The 2020–2021 theme is Advancing Space Exploration through Manufacturing. The deadline for submission of videos is April 1, 2021. Details are posted on the ACTE website.
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