The organization “High schools United with NASA to Create Hardware” (HUNCH) will conduct the critical design review of a NASA Hunch Design & Prototyping challenge at Space Center Houston 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Feb. 14.
100 high school students from 10 schools will present their prototype project to a panel of expert engineers and astronauts. The panel will then select the top performers who will go on to compete in the final design review later this year.
HUNCH representative and NASA Lead Design and Prototype Engineer Glenn F. Johnson will also provide a short presentation about HUNCH and the Critical Design Review event.
This isn’t the first HUNCH challenge to take place at Space Center Houston. The center has hosted the HUNCH Culinary Challenge in previous years, where students compete to create delicious and nutritious meals for astronauts living in space.
The HUNCH mission is to empower and inspire students through a project-based learning program where high school students learn 21st century skills and have the opportunity to launch their careers through the participation in the design and fabrication of real world valued products for NASA.