The winner of the “Most Educational Initiative” prize for GSBC 2015 is the Museum of the Coastal Bend at Victoria College. The Victoria College is a higher educational institution from the mid-coastal region of Texas, USA and The Museum of the Coastal Bend was established to showcase the history and heritage of the region. Their entry for the GSBC had two purposes: first, it carried science experiments designed by 6th grade students from Pinon Elementary School in Los Alamos, New Mexico; and second, it was part of the Museum of the Coastal Bend’s 2015 temporary exhibit “Above Texas Skies” which educates the public about the rich history of space exploration in Texas’ Coastal Bend region. The students studied the data from the launches, and also tracked it live (along with over a thousand members of the public) broadcast through live images during the balloon’s flight. Congratulations to the Museum of the Coastal Bend for an inspiring project that was able to effectively engage both students and the general public.
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