*MEDIA ADVISORY* Easton’s Oliver Ames High School to Host NASA Representative for HUNCH Program Kickoff Event

Easton Public Schools
Dr. Lisha Cabral, Superintendent
50 Oliver St.
North Easton, MA 02356

For Immediate Release

Monday, Sept. 23, 2019

Media Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Phone: 781-428-3299
Email: [email protected]

Easton’s Oliver Ames High School to Host NASA Representative for HUNCH Program Kickoff Event

EASTON — Superintendent Lisha Cabral is pleased to announce that Dr. Florence Gold of NASA will visit Oliver Ames High School on Wednesday, Sept. 25 for the school’s High School Students United with NASA to Create Hardware (HUNCH) kickoff event.

Media members who are interested are welcome to come cover the event.

WHO:

  • Dr. Florence Gold
  • Superintendent Lisha Cabral
  • Principal Wes Paul
  • Oliver Ames HUNCH students

WHEN:

Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 9 a.m.

WHERE:

Oliver Ames High School, 100 Lothrop St, North Easton

WHAT:

Dr. Gold, the NASA Johnson Space Center HUNCH mentor for Massachusetts, will be visiting Oliver Ames for the HUNCH kickoff event.

Dr. Gold will be presenting information about NASA HUNCH Softgoods, also known as Sewn Flight Articles. Softgoods is a program that uses fabric or other soft materials to design and create materials to keep the space station crew safe, clean and comfortable during their stay. Past softgoods projects have included footpads and organizers for the crews’ personal items.

This is the first year that OAHS students are taking part in the NASA HUNCH program. The students in the Fashion Design, Construction and Technology class will be designing and creating products while media students will be working on a video challenge.

The HUNCH program is a national project-based learning program where students participate in the design and fabrication of real products for NASA. HUNCH is currently in over 200 schools in 38 states. The program has already involved hundreds of students who have helped create products used by NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

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