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Student Spaceflight Experiments ProgramSubaru of America continues to invest in today’s youth through initiatives like the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP). The automaker renewed its partnership with the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education in a two-year commitment.

Subaru will donate $50,000 during that time to provide the funds necessary for middle schools around the country to join the program.

Through the program, students participate in a Flight Experiment Design Competition in which they have the opportunity to gain experience writing a formal research proposal and conducting research in a community mini-laboratory.

It sounds like quite the in-depth research program for middle school students, but we at Hassett Automotive have faith the youth in our community would be up for the challenge should the program expand into our area.

“Subaru is proud to be a national partner of the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program,” said Sandra Capell, Subaru’s philanthropy and corporate responsibility manager. “At Subaru, we encourage innovation and believe that engaging students in unique learning opportunities, such as the SSEP, are important in helping to prepare and inspire the next generation of leaders.”

The SSEP began in June 2010 and Subaru has been a dedicated partner since 2013.