One of NASA’s STEM projects

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Roanoke Elementary School fifth-grade student Evie Pye holds one of the model spaceships demonstrated by Stan Tieman, a Roanoke native and Huntington North High School graduate who studied engineering at Purdue University and now works for NASA. Tieman spoke with fifth-grade students about the importance of math and science, careers at NASA and the importance of perseverance. He brought in infrared cameras, model spaceships, solid rocket fuel and parts of spaceships to share with the students.