Supporting innovation with space education

“As the world turns into a direction that revolves around science, technology, engineering and math, astronomy classes and programs become an important part of education, especially in younger children.” Click here for the story at the Santa Clarita Signal!

DreamUp 2021 Video Pitches from Our Teams: Eelgrass

During the final phase of the iLEAD DreamUp to Space Mission 2021 Experiment Design Challenge, our finalist teams created short videos pitching their ideas and the plans they developed for how, in the event that their experiment is chosen, they…

DreamUp 2021 Video Pitches from Our Teams: Radish

During the final phase of the iLEAD DreamUp to Space Mission 2021 Experiment Design Challenge, our finalist teams created short videos pitching their ideas and the plans they developed for how, in the event that their experiment is chosen, they…

DreamUp 2021 Video Pitches from Our Teams: Lavender

During the final phase of the iLEAD DreamUp to Space Mission 2021 Experiment Design Challenge, our finalist teams created short videos pitching their ideas and the plans they developed for how, in the event that their experiment is chosen, they…

DreamUp 2021 Video Pitches from Our Teams: Chamomile

During the final phase of the iLEAD DreamUp to Space Mission 2021 Experiment Design Challenge, our finalist teams created short videos pitching their ideas and the plans they developed for how, in the event that their experiment is chosen, they…

DreamUp 2021 Video Pitches from Our Teams: Mustard Spinach

During the final phase of the iLEAD DreamUp to Space Mission 2021 Experiment Design Challenge, our finalist teams created short videos pitching their ideas and the plans they developed for how, in the event that their experiment is chosen, they…

DreamUp 2021 Video Pitches from Our Teams: Cucumber

During the final phase of the iLEAD DreamUp to Space Mission 2021 Experiment Design Challenge, our finalist teams created short videos pitching their ideas and the plans they developed for how, in the event that their experiment is chosen, they…

DreamUp 2021 Video Pitches from Our Teams: Soapweed Yucca

During the final phase of the iLEAD DreamUp to Space Mission 2021 Experiment Design Challenge, our finalist teams created short videos pitching their ideas and the plans they developed for how, in the event that their experiment is chosen, they…

Announcing the Semifinalists of DreamUp to Space 2021!

On June 16, 2021, DreamUp to Space “Mission Control,” iLEAD’s Director of STEAM Initiatives Kathleen Fredette and Director of Mathematics Amber Soto, met with learners, families and facilitators to congratulate the semifinalist teams and explain requirements for moving on to…

In the News: Three DreamUp Payloads Launch on SpaceX’s CRS-22 Mission to the ISS

“CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida – June 3, 2021 – At 1:29 PM ET today, Thursday, June 3rd, the 22nd cargo resupply mission from SpaceX Falcon lifted off carrying three student experiments from DreamUp in its Dragon capsule, alongside 7,300 pounds of cargo, equipment, experiments, and…

DreamUp Teams Prep Experiments for Launch

As learners from iLEAD Schools and Maker Learning Network prepare for their experiments to be launched to the International Space Station in June, take a look at their recent loading of MixStix in the SCVi Charter School science room. We…

Meet Nanoracks Mission Manager Julie Wolfenbarger

By Grace Stumpf (7th grade) and James Walker (8th grade) Nanoracks, in the simplest terms, is space’s FedEx. They do everything from satellite launches to sending students’ experiments to the International Space Station. Founded in 2009, they have sent over…

Meet DreamUp’s Alison Waterman and Lauren Milord

By Grace Stumpf (7th grade) and James Walker (8th grade) DreamUp is a company creating an educational community where students can participate in space-based research and projects, in partnership with their sister company, Nanoracks. As students in the iLEAD Student…

DreamUp to Space Teams Load MixStix for June Launch

What a way to start the week! Learners met at SCVi Charter School in Castaic, California, this afternoon to prepare experiments for launching to the International Space Station this June. With the assistance of facilitator Shawna Brown and Kathleen Fredette,…

Meet a DreamUp to Space Team Member: Haanie Mohammed, Team Carrot

By Grace Stumpf & Raegan Brown DreamUp to Space is a project that challenges young people to explore the impact that microgravity has on matter. Through a partnership with DreamUp, iLEAD learners in grades 5-12 are inspired to develop the…

Meet a DreamUp to Space Team Member: Sophia Siegen, Team Carrot

By Grace Stumpf & Raegan Brown DreamUp to Space is a project that challenges young people to explore the impact that microgravity has on matter. Through a partnership with DreamUp, iLEAD learners in grades 5-12 are inspired to develop the…

Meet a DreamUp to Space Team Member: Hutch Siegen, Team Carrot

By Grace Stumpf & Raegan Brown DreamUp to Space is a project that challenges young people to understand and explore the impact that microgravity has on matter. Through a partnership with DreamUp, iLEAD learners in grades 5-12 are inspired to…

Meet a DreamUp to Space Team Member: James Walker, Team Carrot

By Grace Stumpf & Raegan Brown DreamUp to Space is a project that challenges young people to understand and explore the impact that microgravity has on matter. Through a partnership with DreamUp, iLEAD learners in grades 5-12 are inspired to…

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