Posted: Dec 8, 2010 6:57 PM by Jenise Fernandez
Updated: Dec 8, 2010 7:00 PM
Students at Beau Chene High School are going to experience the challenge of a lifetime that could help shape their futures.
The students are participating in NASA's "HUNCH" program-- a program that allows aspiring engineers to get real-work experience.
NASA representatives were at the school today giving instructions to the students on their project. The students in the Design and Drafting Technology program will be designing and developing hardware and software models for NASA.
The "HUNCH" program only accepted 25 proposals from Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Louisiana. Beau Chene High School, along with Northside High School, were among the five schools in Louisiana that were chosen.
"I know they'll do a great job. They are wonderful students who are serious about their work and I've really enjoyed working with them," said Beth Fontenot, the Design and Drafting Technology instructor.
Beau Chene students will have about three months to complete the project before presenting it in April.