Esek Hopkins’ Little Einsteins in the NASA STEM Challenge Final Showcase!

On Thursday, May 28th, the U.S. Department of Education will recognize PASA AfterZone students from Esek Hopkins Middle School (Team Name: Little Einsteins) for their innovative solutions to an engineering design challenge on Thursday, May 28 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be held at Esek Hopkins Middle School, 480 Charles Street, Providence, RI, 02904. News reporters and multimedia journalists are invited to attend.

In April 2015, the PASA/Esek Hopkins’ Little Einsteins submitted a video to the NASA STEM Design Challenge. In total, 126 videos were submitted from over 9 states. The Little Einsteins are 1 of 7 (Rhode Island, Michigan, Montana, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Virginia, and Wisconsin) finalists from all over the country, selected to compete in the Virtual Student Showcase Event by a review panel of ED leadership and NASA’s engineers and scientists, to showcase their findings based upon creativity, use of the engineering design process, and student data collection and analysis. During the showcase, the 7 student teams will propose solutions to the challenge to a panel of senior officials from NASA and the U.S. Department of Education.

Congratulations to the Little Einsteins and to Luke Martin, the PASA AfterZone Coordinator for Esek Hopkins Middle School!