Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

CareerTech Students Headed to Space Station Competition

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

CareerTech Students Headed to Space Station Competition

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ADA - Biotechnology students from Pontotoc Technology Center in Ada will compete at the International Space Station Research and Development conference next month in San Diego.

Corey Ardrey, Justin Harris, Savanna WeaselBear and Seth Bittle finished in the top five in the national Genes in Space Science competition.

The students designed an experiment for the space station as part of an assignment from their teacher, Kay Gamble. They studied genetic changes across generations as natural selection operates in a space environment and how the changes could aid in future space colonization.

The Pontotoc team will receive travel awards to the conference, where they will compete against four other teams to have their experiment carried out on the International Space Station. …

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