QuantiTech VP Joins Challenger Elementary Science Fair

Steve Cash studies the “stretchiness” of slime as part of the Challenger Elementary School Science Fair

Steve Cash, Vice President of QuantiTech’s Advanced Space Systems Division, recently shared his scientific expertise as a volunteer judge for the Challenger Elementary School Science Fair. Challenger Science Fair participants (Pre-K through 5th grade) were required to ask a question relating to one of four scienctific categories, do background research, construct a hypothesis, conduct an experiment to test the hypothesis, analyze the data, and present the resulting conclusion to a team of judges. Performing independent research and encouraging curiosity in the world around them stimulates interest in students in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).


QuantiTech’s Mr. Steve Cash, a former MSFC Director of Safety and Mission Assurance, was very impressed by all of the projects and the skill with which the students delivered their results to the judges. From PH levels affecting vegetation growth to glue consistency impacting the viscosity of “slime,” all of the entries were an excellent representation of the next generation of scientific leaders.


The top scoring participants from the 5th grade category will move on to a regional science fair at UAH, showcasing student research and experiments at the 65th Annual North Alabama Regional Science and Engineering Fair (NARSEF). The fair will be held March 12-13, 2019 at the University Fitness Center on the UAH campus.