BOCES students in machine technology partner with NASA
Press Release, Orleans/Niagara BOCES
MEDINA – As the students in Bill Rakonczay’s Precision Machine Technology Program start off their school year, they are also re-establishing their participation with the NASA HUNCH Program.
The students welcomed the NASA instructors to the Orleans/Niagara BOCES’ Orleans Career and Technical Education Center. Students talked about the opportunity they have for making stowage lockers for the International Space Station. This is the fourth year that the class has participated in the program.
The NASA HUNCH (High Schools United with NASA to Create Hardware) Program is an educational initiative that gives students an opportunity to create hardware with NASA’s aid that allows them to gain valuable experience by creating projects that may be used in NASA systems and onboard the International Space Station.
“This is an amazing opportunity for my students,” says Mr. Rakonczay. “The NASA instructors are great with the students and the students love the fact that they are making something that will go into space. How many students in high school get to create real world parts that will be used in space? It is something they can use on college applications or their resumes and gives them a real sense of pride in their work.”