High School students have been participating in the NASA High School Students United with NASA to Create Hardware (HUNCH) program since 2003. The mission of HUNCH is to promote STEM interest while having students engaged and hands-on projects that are of value to NASA!
Dade Elementary and Davis Elementary are currently part of a pilot program that will be extended to other K-8 schools starting in the 2024-2025 school year. The HUNCH Academy allows students to experience what it is like to be an engineer or a scientist working side by side with others to understand and explore something of importance to NASA. These projects will help teachers meet the STEM standards for elementary and middle school students.
Mission Statement: Empowering Elementary School Students in STEM through NASA HUNCH Academy
At NASA HUNCH Academy, our mission is to ignite a passion for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) among elementary school students y providing an immersive and innovative educational experience inspired by NASA HUNCH. We strive to cultivate curiosity, critical thinking, and creativity, laying the foundation for future leaders in space exploration and technology.
Vision Statement: Fostering a Generation of Young Explorers and Innovators
Our vision at NASA HUNCH Academy is to create a dynamic learning environment where elementary school students can thrive in STEM fields. We envision a future where every child is equipped with the knowledge, skills, and inspiration needed to contribute to space exploration and technological advancements. Through hands-on experiences, collaboration, and mentorship, we aim to nurture a community of young explorers and innovators who will boldly shape the future of science and technology.