On July 3rd, 2015, Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School represented with 2 groups of students at one of the most prestigious museum: The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM) at Washington DC. Group of 4th and 5th grade students from TEECS participated in the SSEP,
presented on their experiment designs, and projects.It was a great experience for students to represent their project at Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.Not only were students able to share their experiment with others, but also students were also able to listen to presentations by Mission 7 student scientists from all over the United States and Canada. The SSEP National Conference took in one of the most visited museums on the planet, and in the new Moving Beyond Earth gallery.This was a truly remarkable once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for TEECS students and everybody. The conference was included featured presentations by nationally recognized space scientists Dr. Jim Green (Planetary Science Division Director- NASA Headquarters ) passionately talked about The New Horizons Mission to the Pluto System, and inspired many young women and men in the audience to follow in their footsteps. The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM), the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE), and the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Space Education proudly hosted the 2015 SSEP National Conference at the Museum on July 2 and 3, 2015. All students and student teams that were engaged in SSEP experiment design and proposal writing—across all ten SSEP flight opportunities to date (SSEP on STS-134 and STS-135, and Missions 1 through 8 to ISS)—are wholeheartedly invited to attend their conference with their teachers and school administrators, and their families.