Congratulations to Team LORE – Greg Unger, Ethan Ashena, Cameron Molina, and Tyson Clark and to their dedicated chemistry teacher, Carol Cao, for her leadership and guidance on this project.

Last week, a team of four high school students from Summit View was selected as one of only five finalists in a national competition to build and test designs for radiation shields for NASA‘s new Orion spacecraft. The competition is part of the Exploration Design Challenge (EDC), developed by NASA and Lockheed Martin, with support from the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA).

For the next phase of the competition, each of the final five teams will be assigned a mentor from NASA to help them refine their design and build a prototype, which will be tested by engineers at NASA’s Langley Research Center before the winning design is chosen. The winning team’s design will be launched into space on Orion later this year.

Summit View Director Nancy Rosenfelt shared, “We are incredibly proud of our students for this outstanding achievement. These young men exemplify the best of the Summit View spirit – their thirst for knowledge, their drive and determination to succeed, and their unlimited potential. What a great way to begin their road to college!”


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