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WELCOME TO  

NASA SPOCS

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 UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO 

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WHAT'S NEW!

Scroll through to view new and exciting project developments!

KICK OFF PRESENTATION TO THE CITIZEN SCIENTISTS

STORY GOES HERE

Team members Adriana Bryant, Niko Hansen and Kael Stelck visited two classes at Russell Elementary to get them excited about the project! Click here to view a video of the presentation and some classroom photos!

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SPOCS: STUDENT PAYLOAD OPPORTUNITY WITH CITIZEN SCIENCE

This is the space for all information and updates on the University of Idaho NASA SPOCS Project!

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INNOVATING EXPERIMENTAL BUILD FOR IMPLEMENTATION IN MICROGRAVITY

As a senior design capstone project, our team is tasked with designing and building an experiment that will be successfully conducted in  microgravity. This poses challenges due to many natural phenomena that do not behave the same in space as they do on Earth!

PUSHING LIMITS OF THE EFFICACY OF BACTERIAL RESISTANCE ON THE ISS

With the goal of furthering human space flight, we have designed an experiment that will test two different bacteria resistant polymers in microgravity on the International Space Station. These polymers have proven resistivity in Earth based studies, but it is yet to be determined in space!

DRIVING FORWARD THINKING WITH THE MINDS OF TOMORROW

Our team will be collaborating with the students of Russell Elementary, based in Moscow, ID. The students will be actively involved in Earth based studies focused on our polymers’ performance! Our goal is to engage students with a real world problem that will encourage their future interest in STEM careers!