KEN SOUZA MEMORIAL STUDENT SPACEFLIGHT RESEARCH COMPETITION
Please check back in Early 2018 for the Call for Proposals
Congratulations to proposal entitled "Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) Pump Behavior in Microgravity" from UCLA for winning the 2017 competition.
and Faculty Mentor: Richard Wirz
The Ken Souza Memorial Student Spaceflight Research Program honors the memory of ASGSR’s long-time friend and leader and space biology pioneer by encouraging the next generation of student investigators to develop their own ideas for the future of gravitational research. Student members of ASGSR global community -- high school, undergraduate, and graduate – are encouraged to develop creative research proposals in the fields of space life and physical sciences, pairing your experiment with a public outreach plan to share the excitement of the field with others. The top proposal will receive a free spaceflight for your payload on Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket in 2018 and a $1,000 grant to prepare and develop your experiment for your flight.
ASGSR, Blue Origin, and NanoRacks representatives will judge the submitted proposals on the basis of scientific/technical merit, outreach creativity, and feasibility. The winner will be formally announced at the ASGSR Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington October 25-28, 2017. The student winner will be informed in advance so he/she can make plans to attend the ASGSR meeting. The winning payload is expected to fly on New Shepard in 2018. The winning student will deliver a final report to ASGSR, outlining the research and outreach undertaken, and present the experiment and results at the following ASGSR Annual meeting post spaceflight. (note: if the flight occurs within 90 days prior to the start of the meeting, there will be consideration given to the timing to analyze and present research results).