Finalists

The five finalists were recommended by a judging panel and were each awarded $5,000 and in-kind prizes. During Phase 2, which runs from January to May 2021, the finalists will have access to expert mentorship and additional virtual resources as they build CubeSat prototypes and plan flight events to launch their prototypes.

Anderson Clark Magnet High School

Anderson Clark Magnet High School

La Crescenta, California
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Anderson Clark Magnet High School is studying whether local encampments are in high-risk wildfire areas, with the goal of helping the local fire department to save lives of people without housing.

CTE Team Lead
Dominique Evans-Bye, CTE GIS & Remote Sensing Teacher

Freeport High School

Freeport High School

Freeport, New York
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Freeport High School is measuring Earth’s surface temperature to study the differences in heat absorption and retention between urban and rural areas.

CTE Team Lead
Richard Johnson, Business & Technology Lead Teacher, CTE Coordinator

Mooresville High School

Mooresville High School

Mooresville, North Carolina
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Mooresville High School is measuring the effect of their town’s population growth on air quality, land use, and temperature.

CTE Team Lead
Renee Parkman, Engineering, Drafting & Computer CTE Teacher

Opelika High School

Opelika High School

Opelika, Alabama
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Opelika High School is collaborating with Columbus High School and Northside High School (Columbus, Georgia). The team plans to collect performance data for a new type of core material used in NASA-grade fluxgate magnetometers, which are used to study Earth’s changing magnetic field.

CTE Team Lead
Brenda Howell, Engineering & Robotics Teacher

Princeton High School

Princeton High School

Princeton, New Jersey
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Princeton High School is collaborating with Montgomery High School (Skillman, New Jersey). The team wants to optimize space missions by examining topics such as atmospheric pressure density and habitable planetary environments.

CTE Team Lead
Joseph Gargione, Industrial Arts & Technology Teacher