Last summer, Tri-County's engineering program was selected by MIT to participate in the NASA HUNCH program, in which students come up with real-world products to be used on space shuttles. With the help of an MIT faculty member, they hope to put their inventions to the test on a zero gravity aircraft, or space simulator, in April.
The school had worked with MIT on projects before and had a student co-op at the university, said Bakr.
"Every year, students indicate an interest in aerospace engineering," said Bakr, who has taught at Tri-County for eight years.
"Typical schools in the program propose one idea, instead we proposed four. NASA liked three of the ideas," he said.
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