Students Produce Component Under HUNCH Program

Students Produce Component Under HUNCH Program. The New Orleans Times-Picayune (6/13, 147K) reports 17 Lusher Charter School students participated in the High Schools United with NASA to Create Hardware (HUNCH) program where “they followed engineering designs and used 3-D software to manufacture a plastic component, part of the International Space Station and the Ares 1 rocket that will send future astronauts into orbit.” The article details how they used the software and broke into teams to develop the part. Furthermore, “a substantial part of the group’s efforts went into presenting the project to the public” with students writing a student newsletter and reports to NASA. According to the article, the NASA work “generated enough interest to start a high school engineering program at Lusher next year.”