The Gap Agency was proud to work with a select group of education and mainstream media to announce and raise awareness of the largest expedition of Australian students to ever study at the NASA Space School! The client, iVicon Australia and New Zealand, sent the largest ever contingent of Australian students to visit the Houston Association for Space and Science Education (HASSE) Space School in America. 138 Australian students spent their school holidays learning from NASA’s finest as part of iVicon’s international study program, in association with HASSE and NASA, designed to empower youth to develop their critical thinking skills through experimental learning.
iVicon created the program to enable all schools and educational systems to find ways to shift from traditional learning models and invest in the uptake of STEM subjects to improve Australia’s economic growth prospects. Students who participated in the program were on-site at NASA where they attended inspiring lectures and tutorials from formidable former NASA astronauts, engineers and leading space physicists. Students also explored geology, learned energy production and even spent time in a cell lab investigating cellular biology.