URC News and Events

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    Virtual Poster Session and Symposium

    NASA University Research Centers Virtual Poster Session Oct. 24-31 and Symposium Nov. 8, 2012 highlights students’ NASA intern experiences.

  • Keynote speaker Mason Peck, NASA’s chief technologist, attended the opening of the Center for Space Exploration Technology Research (cSETR) at UTEP’s College of Engineering.

    NASA and UTEP Open Space Technology Research Center

    NASA Chief Technologist Mason Peck delivers the keynote address for the opening of the NASA Center for Space Exploration Technology Research.

  • Ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of NASA and The University of Texas at El Paso Center for Space Exploration Technology Research (cSETR) at UTEP’s College of Engineering.

    NASA and UTEP Open Space Technology Research Center

    On Thursday, Sept. 6, NASA and The University of Texas at El Paso opens the NASA Center for Space Exploration Technology Research.

  • Dr. Kelvin Kirby joins NASA Center for Radiation Engineering and Science for Space Exploration (CRESSE) graduate students Quincy Johnson, Ijette Foley and Jullian Norman for a NASA Student Leadership Series (SLS) Conference event at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

    Student Leadership Series Inaugural Kickoff

    Dr. Kelvin Kirby joins NASA Center for Radiation Engineering and Science for Space Exploration graduate students Quincy Johnson, Ijette Foley and Jullian Norman for a NASA Student Leadership Series Conference event at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

  • Students and scientists at Howard Beltsville Center for Climate System Observation (BCCSO) secure a moored balloon after it deployed sensors to obtain profiles of meteorological variables and pollutants in the atmospheric boundary layer.

    Climate System Observation Research

    Students and scientists at Howard Beltsville Center for Climate System Observation (BCCSO) secure a moored balloon after it deployed sensors to obtain profiles of meteorological variables and pollutants in the atmospheric boundary layer. During a recent NASA P3-B Orion fly-over of the Howard Beltsville site, the sensor payload on the balloon supplied ozone, NO, temperature, relative humidity and aerosol concentrations.

  • University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras student researchers, Carlos Poventud and Eduardo Nicolau running their experiment aboard an aircraft flying parabolic arcs to simulate microgravity during NASA first Minority Serving Institutions and Community Colleges Reduced Gravity Flight Week.

    Reduced Gravity Flight Week

    University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras student researchers, Carlos Poventud and Eduardo Nicolau running their experiment aboard an aircraft flying parabolic arcs to simulate microgravity during NASA first Minority Serving Institutions and Community Colleges Reduced Gravity Flight Week held June 16 - 25, 2011.

  • Student researchers from University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras and University of Texas at El Paso before boarding the aircraft where they will run the experiments they proposed, designed and constructed to test during parabolic flight patterns for the Reduced Gravity Flight Week held June 16 - 25.

    NASA University Research Centers Student Opportunities

    Student researchers from University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras and University of Texas at El Paso before boarding the aircraft where they will run the experiments they proposed, designed and constructed to test during parabolic flight patterns for the Reduced Gravity Flight Week held June 16 - 25, 2011.

  • Dr. Calvin Mackie, author, professor and inventor, addresses student researchers and faculty, from the 13 University Research Centers gathered at Kennedy Space Center, on the topic of Changing Lives and Realities at the Student Leadership Series Inaugural Kickoff , June 2010.

    Student Leadership Series Inaugural Event

    Dr. Calvin Mackie, author, professor and inventor, addresses student researchers and faculty, from the 13 University Research Centers gathered at Kennedy Space Center, on the topic of “Changing Lives and Realities” at the Student Leadership Series Inaugural Kickoff, November 2010.

  • Leland D. Melvin, NASA Associate Administrator for Education and Astronaut, inspires Student Leaders, representing NASAs 13 University Research Centers, to develop their interest in STEM related research through NASAs unique mission, workforce, facilities, research and innovations.

    Leland Melvin Kicks off Student Leadership Series at KSC

    Leland D. Melvin, NASA Associate Administrator for Education and Astronaut, inspires Student Leaders, representing NASA’s 13 University Research Centers, to develop their interest in STEM related research through NASA’s unique mission, workforce, facilities, research and innovations.

  • Katrina Emery, NASA URC Program Manager; Dr. Noureddine Melikichi, Delaware State University Principal Investigator; Janie Nall, NASA Center Technical Officer; Dr. Renu Tripathi and Jacqueline Jones, from Delaware State University.

    University Research Centers Project Directors Meeting

    URC Program Director hosting the 2011 NASA University Research Centers Project Directors Meeting attended by Project Directors and staff from the 13 University Research Centers from around the country.

  • NASA summer intern Travis Withlow being instructed by Dr. Patrick Hon Man Chan on operating the software portion of the fiber optics strain sensing (FOSS) system.

    Internship at Dryden Flight Research Center

    NASA summer intern Travis Whitlow being instructed by Dr. Patrick Hon Man Chan on operating the software portion of the fiber optics strain sensing (FOSS) system. The FOSS system utilizes optical fiber, relative to the width of a human hair, to measure strain across different aerostructures in DFRC's Flight Load Labs.