PARTNERS

Reach

277Participating Schools

44States

21Organizational Partners

824Flown Items to ISS

2575Students

 

I think programs like HUNCH are vital to open minds and opportunities to youth around the country. I know it was an important part in my life that definitely sparked my interest, and has even affected my college and career paths… I am so thankful for that first step in HUNCH to help bring me to where I am today.

— Ayla Grandpre, Computer Science and Chemistry Major, Rocky Mountain College

Get involved with NASA HUNCH

Partner

Become a HUNCH partner and provide equipment or funding for participating schools and students.

Mentor

Guide high school students as they apply their skills and create exciting projects that may one day reach space.

Volunteer

Volunteer your time at a local HUNCH event near you! It’ll be fun!



 

By having the opportunity to be a part of the HUNCH program as a student, I was able to showcase my growing skills as a drafter and design engineer, and eventually end up working for HUNCH as a staff member… Without HUNCH, I would not have been able to foster and grow a creative, problem-solving side of myself, thus hindering me from propelling myself above my peers in my preparedness for entering the industry.

— Logan Sammons, Electrical Engineering Major, University of Houston

 
 

 Working with the HUNCH program throughout high school helped not only to improve my sewing skills but also to better understand project management and work flow over long term projects. Learning the responsibilities as well as technical skills made my college experience even more rewarding.

— Lee Hansen, Softgoods Specialist

Forms

For HUNCH Clients and Customers

If you are a NASA or NASA partner requesting NASA HUNCH products or services, please submit the HUNCH Request below to the appropriate POC’s. If you are a current or prospective partner or school, please submit the Statement of Work below to HUNCH at jsc-hunch@mail.nasa.gov.

Statement of Work >

Work Request >

 

 

I had the opportunity of a lifetime to be able to work on projects that are now onboard the International Space Station and used at various NASA facilities in the US which have truly been influential accomplishments for me, other students and to the space program. Given my invaluable experience, regardless of the career path that you pick or the interest that you may have, the HUNCH program instills students with the knowledge and expertise that will lead to a promising future.

— Owen Theeck, Aviation Business Administration student at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University 

 
 
 

 Working with several machines, using Mastercam software and making flight hardware for the ISS was life changing. Also, as an intern and mentor, it gave me the opportunity to teach other students what I knew about machining and engineering. This, without a doubt, helped me get my job at Sam Houston.

— Lily England, HUNCH Intern & Mentor

 
 

Interning for HUNCH gave me that edge I needed to land this job. I appreciate what HUNCH offers for students to get real world experience. Now I get to program and machine every day.

— Ian West, HUNCH Intern

  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Points of Contact

Blake Ratcliff
HUNCH Program Manager

steven.b.ratcliff@nasa.gov
832-260-8581

Loy Trevino
Business Partnership

eloy.w.trevino@nasa.gov
281-244-0706

 

 

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