Kent ISD — As the Top 5 finishers in the NASA HUNCH competition, Launch U and Grand Rapids Community College students Abby Tichelaar and Cole Herring were given the honor of signing a NASA stowage locker now headed to the International Space Station.
Abby and Cole competed in the health and biomedical Science category of the April project-based learning competition for high school students. The two studied biomedical engineering and used their learning in that area to design and create an edible cargo box that included slots for granola bars.
A second team, Ottawa Area ISD Careerline Tech Center, and GRCC culinary students Katie Bird and Devon Vanderwall, were among the Top 10 finalists in the competition’s culinary challenge. Those students also were able to sign the stowage locker.