A model of the CubeSat satellite that is similar to the miniature satellite that University High students are building with other Irvine schools. 


///ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: satellite2.0317 Ð 3/14/16 Ð LEONARD ORTIZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER - _DSC4991.NEF - Students at each of Irvine's high schools are teaming up to build and launch a miniature satellite, called a CubeSat, a year from now. Once in flight, the satellite's mission is to take pictures of the moon. The project is the brainchild of two Irvine dads, who have gotten the support of two scientists from NASA/JPL who are providing advice and assistance in their free time, local tech and communications firms, and $150,000 in seed money from Irvine Public Schools Foundation. Tinh Tran is the teacher leading the students from University High.

Irvine CubeSat STEM Program Donation Form

Through the Irvine CubeSat STEM Program, students are receiving a full 360 degree view of life in a STEM field, including technical experience gained through assembly, testing and launch of their nano-satellite, as well as invaluable soft skills such as communication, problem solving, and teamwork. But we need your help to ensure this program isn’t lost in space. A gift of any amount makes an impact in ensuring this program continues, so more students can continue to have this incredible opportunity.