Career and Technical Education: HUNCH
HUNCH is held at Clear Creek High School (main campus) and Clear Springs High School (partner campus)
What can you make with an astronaut issued sock and a dose of engineering savvy? An expandable table with a vacuum system that will filter and collect crumbs on board the International Space Station.
High Schools United with NASA Creating Hardware (HUNCH) is a unique educational opportunity for CCISD students interested in Engineering and/or Metal Technology. Through this partnership, NASA and Clear Creek High School students design and model equipment for the International Space Station astronaut crewmembers. NASA provides the raw materials, consumables and documentation, and instructors teach the students the skills needed to design, model, and manufacture NASA equipment. HUNCH provides a unique opportunity for students to design and model equipment that will be used to prepare astronauts to go into space. Students learn engineering design and manufacturing and fabricate products with high tech equipment, such as 3D computer aided design graphics, 3D modeling, robotics, and CNC programming and machining.
Stacy Hale, HUNCH program manager, is amazed at the ingenuity exhibited by the students in their spaceflight designs. “Students not only bring in fresh new ideas for design, but they also have a fresh new look on life and an inspiration for being on the NASA team.” The students are given the opportunity to design hardware such as the zero gravity stowage rack, gas analyzer, and a table for eating with suction for catching food particles. The HUNCH program provides an insight to a world the students may have otherwise never had the opportunity to see. It also opens up many career opportunities for all students interested in Engineering as a future career.
Students may apply to attend the CTE HUNCH program. The HUNCH program is located at Clear Creek High School, with a partnership class at Clear Springs High School, and has limited spaces allotted for students outside the home campus. See your counselor for an application.
Applications will be due at the time of course selection. All applications will be reviewed and students will be notified before the end of school.