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Microgravity 2016-17


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2016-17 members

The Microgravity Undergraduate Research Team participates in NASA’s Micro-g NeXT program that challenges undergraduate students to design, build, and test tools that address several problems in space exploration. The program also challenges students to write technical reports and provide a significant amount of outreach events to local schools and the community to promote NASA and STEM.

Our mission is to work as a team to meet all of NASA’s design challenges and provide opportunities to engage the community with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) educational outreach.

Tool Design


The team has decided to participate in the sub-surface sampling device challenge which is a device that collects a core sample in microgravity. The subsurface samples extracted with the device will help with showcasing the history of the core, as well as describing its internal structure. The team will be giving updates on the process of the design challenge through their Facebook page and under Team updates.

Click here to go to the Microgravity Undergraduate Research Team Facebook Page 

Outreach


The Microgravity Undergraduate Team will be reaching out to K-12 students to inspire them about STEM careers, current NASA missions, and space exploration. The team focuses on educationing students at Boise State events as well as K-12 schools around Boise State. There will be updates of every event done under Team Updates. Please contact Katrina Pietromica if you are interested in having the team go conduct a STEM related event activity.

Team Contacts:

Alondra Perez -Team Co-Lead ContactAlondraPerez@u.boisestate.edu
Philip Belzeski - Team Co-Lead Contact PhilipBelzeski@boisestate.edu
Katrina Pietromica - Educational Outreach Contact KatrinaPietromica@u.boisestate.edu
Kathleen Tuck, Media Contact KathleenTuck@boisestate.edu

Sponsors


Misumi has generously promised to donate components used in the manufacture of the design

Misumi creates original products for the factory automation machine industry. They have generously promised to donate components used in the manufacture of the design

SGW Designworks is an engineering and design firm in Boise, ID. They have agreed to consult the team to help the members refine their ideas and produce their best product.

SGW Designworks is an engineering and design firm in Boise, ID. They have agreed to consult the team to help the members refine their ideas and produce their best product.

GoEngineer is a software and training provider for cutting-edge engineering and science tools. They have agreed to provide the team with Solidworks training sessions.

GoEngineer is a software and training provider for cutting-edge engineering and science tools. They have agreed to provide the team with Solidworks training sessions.

 

Intermountain3D is a hardware, software, and training provider for 3D printing related elements. They have agreed to provide the team with 3D printing resources like consulting, having 3D printed parts, and using their 3D scanner technology.

Intermountain3D is a hardware, software, and training provider for 3D printing related elements. They have agreed to provide the team with 3D printing resources like consulting, having 3D printed parts, and using their 3D scanner technology.