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UAH Space Hardware Club at Mountain Gap Middle School

Updated: Dec 31, 2023

New Horizon 5 sponsored the UAH Space Hardware Club to visit Mountain Gap Middle School in Huntsville, AL for two educational days.  The 180 eighth grade students were able to see a demonstration of Rocketry and HAM Radio and High-Altitude Ballooning and the History of the ISS.  Both demonstrations included hands-on activities with the students to help them grasp and understand the topics discussed.

New Horizon 5 also donated toward scholarships granted by the Space Hardware Club.  These scholarships support students who are interested in STEM related activities or space exploration and are planning to attend a college or university in Northern Alabama. 

The UAH Space Hardware Club is a student organization that allows college students to design, test, and build different types of aerospace payloads, such as rockets, rovers, satellites, high-altitude balloons, and aircraft.  The UAH Space Hardware Team will work to inspire students to explore STEM topics and possible interests for their future careers.

The recent visit of the UAH Space and Hardware Club to Mountain Gap Middle School left a lasting impact on the eighth-grade students.

Amber Heimbeck, an 8th-grade teacher at Mountain Gap, shared her enthusiasm, stating, "My students really enjoyed having the UAH Space and Hardware Club visit and talk to them about the ARISS program, HAM radio, waves, rockets, and more. It was a great opportunity for my students to see young adults pursuing a STEM field right here at home and hear what they are doing."


New Horizon 5 supports local schools! 

We are a corporate sponsor for the Mountain Gap Elementary and Mountain Gap Middle School in conjunction with their PTA. Sponsorship funds are used to help support student clubs, to purchase school supplies, to help with student activities, to purchase teacher supplies, support the library, choir program, band program, and to create a mural for students in their lunchroom.

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