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Nicole Catanzarite <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject: Gain research experience and design a microgravity experiment that
could fly to space!

Description:
We are seeking freshmen, sophomores and juniors interested in research to
participate in a microgravity experiment competition. No previous background
in research is required.

Terps in Space gives science and engineering undergrads the opportunity to
design and propose REAL experiments that compete for a spot on the
International Space Station (ISS). Experiments spend 4-6 weeks in space then
return to the students for analysis.

Find out more on our site: http://terpsinspace.umd.edu/

If interested in participating, please complete this form:
https://forms.gle/6pVki2jSZDjrbkWaA


Timeline:

Spring 2021 (virtual):
Teams of 2-4 students work with a mentor to design and propose an experiment.
This involves literature research, experiment planning, and gathering
preliminary data. In May, three finalist teams will be selected.
Note: Non-finalist teams will conclude their participation in the program
having gained a semester of independent, student-driven research experience.

Summer 2021-Fall 2021:
The three semi-finalist teams will have time to further develop their
proposals and, optionally, do preliminary experiments. In December, the
winning team will be selected.

Spring 2022:
The winning team will conduct lab work to optimize their proposed experiment,
and then load their experiment and ship it to be flown to the ISS.

Summer 2022-Fall 2022:
The winning team will receive their experiment from the ISS and conduct
analysis and do report writeup. They may also attend the SSEP conference in
Washington, D.C. and present results.



Terps in Space is part of the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program of the
National Center for Earth and Space Science Education.

Contact Person: Nicole Catanzarite
Contact Email: [log in to unmask]
Website URL: https://forms.gle/6pVki2jSZDjrbkWaA

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