Over the years, The Law Offices of Lyle B. Masnikoff and Associates, P.A. has supported many local schools, PTA’s, and charities. Recently, Lyle B. Masnikoff and Associates became a proud sponsor of local teachers participating in a NASA Project.
Because of the many State and County budget cuts, this project had to be privately funded to pay for the building materials and the travel expenses for the teachers’ trips to Houston this summer.
The law firm, along with other local companies, helped fund the team made up of four teachers from Poinciana Elementary STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Magnet School, and one teacher from Atlantic High School who have been selected by NASA to build an experiment that they will conduct with their students this spring, and then fly on NASA’s Microgravity Aircraft this summer.
Kris Swanson, Lisa Saunders, Vicki Spitalnick, and Jenn Andrews from Poinciana and Chris Perry from Atlantic will spend ten days at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX, this July to undergo training and learn more about microgravity and its effects on spacecraft and astronauts. At the end of the week, the teachers will take turns flying on the Microgravity trainer and conducting the experiment.
For more on the NASA project, please go to http://news.palmbeach.k12.fl.us/pao/2013/05/17/teachers-from-poinciana-elementary-and-atlantic-high-school-selected-to-participate-in-nasa-microgravity-experience-project/