STUDENT WINNERS TO BE HONORED IN WASHINGTON, DC The following is NASA's list of 1998 Space Science Student Involvement Program (SSIP

) competitions and winners. Mars Scientific Experiment Students in grades 9 -12 proposed an experiment that could be conducted en route to or on the surface of Mars. Students were required to follow scientific research guidelines when designing the study. The following regional winners will compete for first place national winner during the Symposium: Leon Liu, Horace Greely High School, Chappaqua, NY Justin Ward, Richard Montgomery High School, Rockville, MD Lexi Menish, Assumption High School, Louisville, KY Eli Alper, Trinity Prep of Florida, Winter Park, FL Kevin Kula, Parma Senior High School, Parma, OH Leslie Chicoine,Shawnee Mission High School, Overland Park, KS Hubert Pham, Independence High School, San Jose, CA Paul Williams, Eagle High School, Eagle, ID Intergalactic Art Competition Students in grades 3 - 12 expressed their talents in science and art by creating a two-dimensional illustration depicting a scene from intergalactic space and writing an essay describing the picture. The artwork will be displayed for public viewing. Michael Roggenthen, Hill City Elementary School, Hill City, SD Robert Little, Saugas High School, Saugas, CA Karen Shakespear, Laing Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, SC Future Aircraft/Spacecraft Design Competition Students in grades 3 - 5 worked in teams to design a futuristic aircraft or spacecraft. The students created three illustrations and wrote an essay describing the spacecraft. Katie Pegg, Stacey Chia, Mai Quynh Nguyen, Candice Hansen, James H. Cox School, Fountain Valley, CA Mission To Planet Earth Students in grades 6 - 8, worked in three-person teams to

create an interdisciplinary project using satellites to study the effects of human activity on the Earth's ecosystem. They used research methods and an understanding of technology to search for solutions to society's ecological problems. Ryan Burnette, Erik Garrison, Robbie Semones, Second Street School, Frankfort, KY Aerospace Internship Competitions Students in grades 9 - 12 competed for a one-week internship with their teacher/advisor at a NASA facility. Students were chosen on the basis of a written proposal of an experiment that could theoretically be performed at one of the facilities. Supercomputer Internship * Ravi Kacker, Montgomery Blair H.S., Silver Spring, MD, will intern at NASA's Ames Research Center, Mountain View, CA, with scientists and engineers working on a Cray Computer. Space Station Internship * Qian Wang, Montgomery Blair H.S., Silver Spring, MD, will intern at NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, with scientists and engineers working on the Space Station. Wind Tunnel Internship * Danielle Rothberg, Montgomery Blair H.S., Silver Spring, MD, will intern at NASA's Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, with scientists and engineers conducting research in aerodynamics using wind tunnels. Microgravity Internship * Ryan Damico, Lakeland High School, Shurb Oak, NY, will intern at NASA's Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH, with scientists performing microgravity experiments in a drop tube. Space Transportation Internship * Dustin Cole, East High School, Sioux City, IA, will intern at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, with engineers conducting research in the Space Transportation

Division. Space Telerobotics Internship * Katie Griffin, Shawnee Mission West High School, Overland Park, KS, will intern at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, and work with engineers conducting research in the microrover laboratory for lunar and planetary surface exploration. Space Astronomy Internship * Mary Flannery, Vivian Webb School., Claremont, CA, will intern at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, and work with astronomers conducting research in observational and theoretical astronomy and solar physics. Launch Operations * (TIE for First Place) Aaron Boyer, Vivian Webb School, Claremont, CA, and Ryan Jantzen, Shoreham Wading River High School, Shoreham, NY, will intern at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, FL, and work with engineers on launch operations. Atmospheric Flight Internship * David Loffing, Glenbard West H.S., Glen Ellyn, IL, will intern at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, CA, and work with engineers on flight research programs. Propulsion Systems Testing Internship * Daniel Bates, Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, MD, will intern at NASA's Stennis Space Center, MS, and work with scientists and engineers on propulsion systems testing. -end-