Mouser Electronics today announced its plans to sponsor a NASA In-Flight Education Downlink designed to inform and entertain students. The unique event is scheduled for January 31.
The NASA In-Flight Education Downlink is an innovative science program that gives over 850 fifth and sixth grade students at Asa Low Intermediate School in Mansfield ISD a chance to connect with NASA astronauts onboard the International Space Station. The downlink, a live conversation between students and astronauts in space, will allow students to ask questions through a one-way video and a two-way audio session, giving them a glimpse into the future of science and space technology. All Mansfield ISD students will have access to view the live broadcast on NASA TV and will be able to submit potential questions for the astronauts.
“Mouser is very excited to team up with NASA to sponsor this cool educational event,” says Larry Johannes, Mouser Vice President of Strategic Marketing. “This is a great opportunity for the students to see how technology is advancing in space, and to be able to communicate with real-life NASA astronauts.”
“This is the first event of its kind for our students,” says Dr. Bob Morrison, Mansfield ISD Superintendent of Schools. “We would like to thank Mouser for the generous donation and support in making this event possible for our students. I believe this will be an educational experience that our students will remember for a lifetime and will inspire some to look deeper into the sciences.”
The NASA event underscores the benefits of advanced technology and demonstrates to students the experience of real life in space, the innovative tools they use and the important experiments being conducted in the vacuum of space. It not only allows students to communicate with the astronauts, but educates them about how science paves the way forward to new discoveries. The school will conduct a Space Night open house for students and their parents on Friday, January 27, where students will be able to step into a real NASA space suit, as well as see artifacts and other space items in advance of Tuesday’s educational event.
Mouser was founded by a physics instructor who needed components for a newly formed electronics program at his school. The idea of innovation is still at the heart of the company. Mouser values education, and is the go-to resource for instructors and future electronics design engineers. For more information on Mouser’s educational offerings, go to http://www.mouser.com/educationalsales/.
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