- May 5: Students and faculty at Aranzadi Ikastola in Bergara, Spain have been involved in STEM projects in preparation for their upcoming ARISS contact. They developed an amateur radio module that was installed on a balloon they have launched. The module captured in-flight images.
- Apr 15: The Huntington High School in Huntington, TX sponsored an ARISS contact with David St-Jacques. The teacher went from crying in relief to laughing and grinning upon hearing St-Jacques’ voice coming through the speakers. She was at the ham radio set-up because she had earned her ham license prior to the ARISS contact. Attending the day’s events were 350 students, 30 educators, 5 administrators and a contingent of parents and the community. Another 125 students and 30 educators watched the live-stream from a neighboring school’s classrooms. The lead teacher reported that students were very interested in ARISS and the related STEM lessons. The area CBS-TV affiliate ran a story, as did the ABC-TV affiliate; the teacher said the latter’s story was “well-played.” Immediately after the ARISS contact, faculty and students began final prep for a trip to Louisville, KY, leaving two days later to compete in the World Vex Robotics competition.
- May 5: The Park County District Library in Fairplay, CO had hosted STEM projects with the Boys & Girls Club and several schools for months prior to its ARISS contact on April 15. The principal at South Park High School in Fairplay, sent a thank you letter to the library on behalf of the faculty and his students. He wrote: “Our kids are still talking about that day, two weeks later. It had an impact on our students. Anytime we can have days like what we did with the ISS, where some kids change their career goals based on that experience, is an exceptional experience and day in education. Thanks for all the hard work and allowing us to be a part of it.”
- The CBS-TV story about Fairplay reported, among other things, that parents were pleased, and quoted one as saying, “They [students] have never been so excited about learning. It’s very awesome, what with all the stuff that’s going on in space.”
- May 17: The faculty at Aranzadi Ikastola in Bergara, Spain is planning for their ARISS contact with Nick Hague.
- May 20: The Curtin Primary School in Canberra, Australia will get to talk to Nick Hague.