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NASA Selects UA Engineers to Test Technology for Astronauts

NASA Selects UA Engineers to Test Technology for Astronauts

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

April 19, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

For the second year in a row, NASA has invited a team of students from the College of Engineering and Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences to travel to the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, from April 15 to 19.   The University of Akron’s “Virtual Environments for Space Travel” (VEST...

UA Student Rocket Design Team Heading to NASA Competition

UA Student Rocket Design Team Heading to NASA Competition

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

April 1, 2019


Filed under Best Of, Campus News, News, Showcase

The University of Akron’s student rocket-design team, the Akronauts, will be competing in NASA’s 2019 Student Launch Competition in Huntsville, Alabama from April 4-6.   Founded in 2014, the Akronauts are comprised of students from the College of Engineering. Through hands-on experience, the students ...

Bridging STEM fields

By Kaitlin Erdman

April 6, 2016


Filed under Archive

Over the weekend, The National Inventor’s Hall of Fame STEM Middle School hosted its sixth BEST (Bridging Engineering, Science, and Technology) Medicine Engineering Fair. This event, orchestrated by the Biomedical Engineering Department of The University of Akron, is designed to promote interest...

Inspiring young girls into STEM fields

Inspiring young girls into STEM fields

By Kaitlin Erdman

March 7, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

It is known that women are underrepresented in STEM fields, but an event held every year at The University of Akron is working to change that.   Last Saturday, UA held the 2016 Kid’s Career Day in the Student Union. This event, sponsored by Lockheed Martin and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, was a half...

NASA selects UA students’ spacesuit testing proposal

NASA selects UA students’ spacesuit testing proposal

By Dylan Reynolds

February 29, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

A University of Akron student-led team recently proposed a uniform testing method for spacesuits, which NASA selected as one of the nation’s three finest.   The proposal was created in response to NASA’s Textile Test Methods Challenge, a call for researchers to create a standard procedure that ...