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Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program

Minority Serving Institutions and Community College
  • Minority-serving institution students on plane

    Minority-serving Institutions with Community College (MSI/CC)

  • Minority-serving institution students on plane

    Minority-serving Institutions with Community College (MSI/CC)

  • Minority-serving institution students on plane

    Minority-serving Institutions with Community College (MSI/CC)

  • Minority-serving institution students on plane

    Minority-serving Institutions with Community College (MSI/CC)

  • Minority-serving institution students

    Minority-serving Institutions with Community College (MSI/CC)

  • Minority-serving institution students

    Minority-serving Institutions with Community College (MSI/CC)

Announcements

MUREP deadlines
PIF,Signature form, U-grad proff
flyers make travel arrangement
July 24, 2013
Flight Physicians July 24, 2013
TEDP to NASA PI Aug 14, 2013
TEDP NASA PI to RGO Sept 4, 2013
Badging requests/dinner RSVP Oct 2, 2013
Evacuation plans Oct 2, 2013
Flight Week Nov 1-9, 2013
Final Report Jan 8, 2014

> Find out more about this MUREP flight week.

Overview

NASA's Office of Education offers this flight program opportunity for students attending Minority-Servicing Institutions (MSI) and Community Colleges. Student teams of four to six people will design, fabricate, fly, and evaluate reduced gravity experiments over a course of four to six months. These selected teams will work with NASA mentors 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
  • This program is available to all higher education students currently enrolled in Minority Servicing Institutions (MSI) and Community Colleges

Current Participants

Minority-serving Institutions and Community College Projects
Institution 2014 Project Title
Austin Community College SWAG: SWing-Induced Artificial gravity
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona CubeSat in Microgravity: Three-Axis Attitude Control
Dallas County Community College District Crystallization in Microgravity
Gadsden State Community College Automated Microgravity Fluids Testing for Advanced Plant Habitat
San Jose State University Debris Mitigation for Carbon Fiber Boom Removal Applicable for Satellite Servicing (DeMASS)
Texas Southern University A Reporter System to Assess the Effects of Microgravity on UV-Induced DNA Damage
Tuskegee University Water Bending: vibration induced sin waves in a fluid streamWater Filtration System Using Acoustic Standing Waves in a Microgravity Environment
University of North Carolina at Pembroke & Robeson Community College Measuring and Interpreting the Effects of Gravity on Human Biochemical Processes
University of Houston Characterization of Forces and Mechanisms Required to Separate Material Particle Sizes In Situ at Near Earth Objects (NEO)
University of Miami The Effect of Reduced Gravity on Ultrasonic Nanoparticle Dispersion
University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras Mitigation of Buoyancy Effects by Employing Pt Micropillared Array Electrodes
University of Southern California Validation of an Adaptive Control System for a Platform in Reduced Gravity under Degrading Actuation
University of Texas at El Paso Magnetic Cleaning Device for Lunar Regolith
University of Texas Pan American Microgravity Effects on Autonomous Airborne Microbial MonitorsAutonomously Deployable Solar Arrays