Student investigators in 13 sites in throughout WNY are currently developing original experiments. A team of local judges will review their work, and one experiment will be selected for consideration by the National Center for Earth and Space and Science Education.


Participating Sites

 Dr. Charles R. Drew Science Magnet School

Global Concepts Charter School

Futures Preparatory Academy

Hamlin Park Claude & Ouida Clapp Academy

Harry F. Abate Elementary School

Lockport High School

Metro CDC Delavan Grider Community Center

Olean High School

Research Laboratory Program for Bioinformatics and Life Sciences at Bennett High School

Southside Elementary School

The King Urban Life Center

Tonawanda Middle School

Wellsville Central School

Lead Sponsors


Supporting Sponsors

Board of Directors, Staff, and Friends of WNY STEM Hub

Buffalo Teachers Federation


Center for the Advancement of Science in Space

Cornell Space Grant



Dresser-Rand Company, A Siemens Business

Dresser-Rand Challenger Center

First Niagara Foundation


InfoTech WNY


Margaret L. Wendt Foundation


STANYS Southwestern Section

Turner Construction Company


The Student Spaceflight Experiments Program conducted by the non-profit, NCESSE, is an on-orbit educational research opportunity in partnership with NanoRacks, LLC, a company that provides  space research facilities in cooperation with NASA under a U.S. Space Act Agreement for utilization of the International Space Station as a National Laboratory.

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