Earlier this year, our engineers had the opportunity to coach and assist a team of students from Harmony participating in one of the NASA STEM challenges.

NASA’s App Development Challenge (ADC) provides an opportunity for middle and/or high school students to demonstrate the practice of coding and app development. In this ADC, students work in teams to develop an app that visualizes three minutes of simulated test data in support of the upcoming Ascent Abort-2 (AA-2) launch scheduled to take place in June 2019.

In Round 1 of this challenge, teams post their app designs online for consideration by NASA to use in future missions. In Round 2, teams with favorable submissions advance to present their app in an interview with NASA engineers working on the AA-2 Launch Test.

Julie Hinojos and Aaron Rodriguez helped the Harmony team develop and test their application and submit their entry. The team was selected to advance to round 2.