FOR THE THIRD YEAR IN A ROW, THE SCIENCE CLUB'S DESIGN PROPOSALS WERE ACCEPTED BY NASA FOR THE CELERE CHALLENGE.

For the third year in a row, the Science Club is excited to report that their design proposals were accepted by NASA for the CELERE Challenge. A joint educational program of NASA and Portland University, the design challenge enables students to participate in microgravity research on capillary action related to research conducted on the International Space Station (ISS). Capillary action is the ability of a liquid to flow in narrow spaces without the assistance of – or in opposition to – external forces like gravity. Students submitted two proposed experiments using computer-aided design (CAD) and a provided drawing template. The students designed the shape of their test cell’s center. The test cell will be manufactured by Portland State University with a computer-controlled laser cutter. Once cut, the cell will then be tested in the university’s Dryden Drop Tower, where dropped objects experience 2.1 seconds of apparent weightlessness, or microgravity. NASA will share video and still images from each drop for our students to examine and analyze.
FOR THE THIRD YEAR IN A ROW, THE SCIENCE CLUB'S DESIGN PROPOSALS WERE ACCEPTED BY NASA FOR THE CELERE CHALLENGE.