Ida County, Iowa News

An Invitation to Classrooms Everywhere, November 15, 2012, 10:35 am, Connect with the International Space Station Astronauts and Students from Ida County!!

Released 11/14/2012

Your SSEP community may not be participating in the live video-conference (24 communities are) with the International Space Station astronauts tomorrow, November 15 at 10:35am. But we'd like to extend an invitation to your teachers and students to watch along via the webcast. Commander Sunita Williams has been operating the 23 SSEP experiments on orbit, and she will be on the video-conference. We will have two live host sites participating in this event tomorrow. One location will be in Holstein and the other in Ida Grove. SSEP students will ask a question live from e 

2012 General Election Unoffical Results

Released 11/6/2012

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Iowa Students Embark on Third Year of Spaceflight Program Ida County Among 12 Districts in the US to Participate

Released 10/19/2012

Live video downlink announced. As our students are still reeling from the experience of a lifetime in Washington D.C., they are gearing up for their own space adventure that will begin in an Iowa classroom. This will be the third consecutive year a group of Ida County students participates in the SSEP(Student Spaceflight Experiments Program), joining just eleven other school districts involved across the entire US. This year will be the first ever the community will hold a live video downlink event with astronauts on board the International Space Station, on November 15. 

Going for the Fiber - Ethanol Producer Magazine

Released 10/5/2012

The Ethanol Producer Magazine recently published an article about Quad County Corn Producers working toward production of both grain based and cellulosic ethanol from the same feedstock.

Read the entire article by Holly Jessen


Video Clips from Ida County, IA Team 1 at the 2nd Annual SSEP National Conference

Released 8/23/2012

The second annual Student Spaceflight Experiment Program (SSEP) National Conference was held at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum on July 2 and 3, 2012. This student science symposium allowed student teams from all over the country to share their designs and results for experiments conducted on the International Space Station.

This video includes the presentation: "How does Microgravity affect the maximum cell size of Tardigrades?" by Ridge View High School, Ida County, Iowa.