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.
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.
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.
|Alondra Perez -Team Co-Lead Contact||AlondraPerez@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|