"One of the most exciting developments in commercial spaceflight is that it will soon be possible for students across the country to send their ideas and experiments to suborbital space. Steve Heck and his colleagues at The Arete STEM Project have pioneered student suborbital payloads, and the program they started in Cincinnati, Ohio is the gold standard."
- Michael Lopez-Alegria,
Former President of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation
NEWS Articles from Arete STEM Project
Arete STEM reaches Space. four SCIENTIFIC payloads on-board Blue Origin's first commercial suborbital flight.
December 12, 2017: The Arete STEM Project is the first Cincinnati, Ohio based Aerospace Educational Company to support Research and Educational Missions (REM) with Blue Origin, on their first commercial flight. This was accomplished onboard their New Shepard space vehicle where both Researches and Educators can fly small payloads into space.
Arete STEM Project (Arete) and Edge of Space(EOS)– created a partnership focused on helping educators access launches on providers such as Blue Origin, Virgin Galactic, Exos Aerospace, and Worldview. In addition, Arete and EOS are collaborating to create a low cost stratospheric balloon launch option for educators and small businesses alike.
CINCINNATI, OHIO JANUARY 2016: THE ARETE STEM PROJECT’S PRESIDENT STEVE HECK ANNOUNCED A NEW PARTNERSHIP IN STEM EDUCATION. ARETE STEM PROJECT IS NOW PARTNERING WITH COLORADO-BASED COMPANY EDGE OF SPACE.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. —Aerospace engineering students at Purdue University are teaming with local second-graders to find out if fireflies can light up in space.
The collaborative experiment emerged from a question about fireflies brought up in Maggie Samudio's second-grade class at Cumberland Grade School in West Lafayette. She emailed the question to Steven Collicott, professor of aeronautics and astronautics at Purdue's School of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Milford pupils to send experiments into space
Cindy Schroeder, email@example.com:03 p.m. EDT May 29, 2014
(Photo: Cindy Schroeder/The Community Press ) http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/local/milford
MILFORD – About 50 Milford Exempted Village Schools fifth-grade pupils will be sending experiments into space next year, courtesy of a test program to promote interest in science, technology, engineering and math.