news

Team Super-Hydro prepares to leave

April 11, 2012, 1:00 pm
SHteam_sendbox3
Facebook0Twitter0Google+0LinkedIn0

Northwest Nazarene University’s Team Super-Hydro, a team of seven engineering and chemistry students, is preparing to leave for NASA’s Microgravity University Systems Engineering Educational Discovery (SEED) program. The team finished and shipped the box that the experiment will fly in last week.

Team Super-Hydro will arrive at Ellington Field, where NASA’s astronauts train, on Friday, April 20. They will fly their experiment April 26 and 27 after going through physiological training.

The 2012 experiment will extend the team’s previous research on the super-hydrophobic material by focusing on its application in water purification systems aboard space craft. The team will work to separate the water vapor from liquid water in a passive, phase-separation system. In this process, the impurities stay behind in the liquid while the vapor goes on to be cleaned, condensed and re-used.

“We are excited that our program provides once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for aspiring scientists and engineers to study and understand their craft. The students gain useful skills by participating in the program through collaborative planning and teamwork,” said Doug Goforth, NASA RGEFP Manager.

Follow Team Super-Hydro’s progress here.


Recent Articles

CAMPUS SCHEDULE for THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

November 19, 2014, 4:10 pm
Student Holiday: Wed.- Fri. Nov. 26-28 Student Dining Hours: Sodexo closed Thanksgiving;…

Dr. Ben Earwicker receives Idaho State Foreign Language Teacher of the Year Award

November 19, 2014, 3:42 pm
Ben Earwicker Chapel resized Dr. Ben Earwicker, professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies and chair…

Homecoming & Family Weekend 2014 honored significant alumni

November 19, 2014, 10:04 am
Randy Newcomb The weekend of November 6-8, NNU’s campus was flooded with students, alumni…

Nationals return to Nampa as Crusaders host Regional volleyball tournament

November 17, 2014, 2:59 pm
VB_primary_Champs Welcome home National Tournament! That’s right, Nampa and NNU once again hosts…

Search

  • Archive

  • Subscribe