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Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program

Systems Engineering Educational Discovery
  • High Schools United with NASA students on plane

    Systems Engineering Educational Discovery (SEED)

  • Minority-serving institution students on plane

    Systems Engineering Educational Discovery (SEED)

  • NASA Explorer School students on plane

    Systems Engineering Educational Discovery (SEED)

  • Minority-serving institution students on plane

    Systems Engineering Educational Discovery (SEED)

  • Minority-serving institution students on plane

    Systems Engineering Educational Discovery (SEED)

  • Space Grant students on plane

    Systems Engineering Educational Discovery (SEED)

  • Teaching from Space participants on plane

    Systems Engineering Educational Discovery (SEED)

Announcements

***The Systems Engineering Educational Discovery (SEED) Flight Program will not be offered for the 2014 Flight Season. Undergraduate students interested in applying to the program can submit experiment proposals to the Microgravity University program by clicking here.***

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Overview

The Systems Engineering Education Discovery flight program is a unique opportunity that challenges undergraduate students from colleges and universities across the nation to design experiments from ongoing NASA projects. The proposed projects are identified by the NASA technical workforce and are in support of current NASA systems engineering projects throughout the agency. Student teams of four to six people will design, fabricate, fly and evaluate these experiments over a course of four to six months. These selected teams will work with NASA Principal Investigators to carry out scientific research, hands-on investigational design, test operations and educational/public outreach activities.

Eligibility

  • U.S. Citizen
  • All FLYERS MUST be 18 PRIOR to arrival in Houston
  • Each prospective flight crew member must be a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in an accredited U.S. institution of higher learning (junior college, community college, college, university) at the time the proposal is submitted

Current Participants

Systems Engineering Educational Discovery Projects
Institution 2013 Project Title
California Polytechnic University Real Time Object Targeting in Microgravity
Carthage College Degassing of FC-72
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Model and Test an Artificial Gravity Vehicle
University of Nebraska-Lincoln ARGOS and Microgravity Free Flyer Evaluation
University of Wisconsin @ Madison Hands Free Controller for an EVA Jetpack
Yale University Effects of Screen Curvature in Spacecraft Propellant Management Devices

Prior Participants