ACTC students to compete in NASA challenge

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Four students enrolled in the Project Lead the Way Aerospace Engineering course at the Anderson Districts I & II Career &Technology Center are competing in the NASA Real-World/In-World Design Challenge. ACTC students that will compete include (left to right) are: Adam Seiler (Junior-Palmetto High School), Jonathan Gambrell (Junior-Wren High School), Luke Howell (Junior-Belton Honea Path High School), and Dillon Thompson (Junior-Palmetto High School). Their ACTC PLTW Engineering instructor is Sean A. McCullough. This first portion of the challenge is open to any school that wishes to participate. The students submitted their design of a solar shield for the James Webb Space Telescope. All submissions were evaluated by NASA and 10 teams were chosen as finalists to continue to the in-world portion of the challenge. The ACTC team was chosen as one of the 10 teams that will advance. The team will be working with a college student mentor from the University of Florida who will help them showcase and further develop their design. A winning team will be chosen in April from the finalists.