Nicole Schoenstein Selected for NASA Project
Atlantic Cape Student Nicole Schoenstein of Weymouth, and her teammates from community colleges across the country, earned an opportunity to participate in NASA’s 2012 Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program in Houston, Texas. Schoenstein’s team, IllumiNation, was the only team of community college students to be selected.
The NASA program provides a unique academic experience for undergraduate students to successfully propose, design, fabricate, fly and evaluate a reduced gravity experiment of their choice.
Schoenstein also participated in NASA’s National Community College Aerospace Scholars Program and was one of 48 students selected to participate in the onsite portion of the program at Marshall Space Flight Center in November 2011.
During her time at Atlantic Cape, Schoenstein was an active leader in the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society and was accepted into the college’s Leadership, Education and Development program. Schoenstein graduated from Atlantic Cape in May 2012 and was named alumni representative to the Board of Trustees.