NASA has selected the following awardees to receive up to $50,000 each in the MUREP Partnership Learning Annual Notification (MPLAN). The selected institutions and their projects are:

  • Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach, FL
    Creating a Storage Standard for Methane
  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
    Scenario Based XR Immersive Training Environment
  • California State University, Northridge
    Glass Fiber Reinforcement in 3D Printed Concrete
  • Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu
    LiqMEST-Liquid Metal Electric. Protective Textile
  • New York City College of Technology, Brooklyn
    Geocrete for Fully Deployable In-situ Construction
  • Prairie View A & M University, Texas
    High throughput, real-time, label-free cell assays
  • San Diego State University, San Diego, California (two selected projects)
    • Better Space Parties with Algae-Enriched Guacamole
    • Safety Verification with Data-driven Uncertainty
  • The University of Texas at Arlington 
    Multiscale Defect Analysis of Advanced Composites
  • The University of Texas at El Paso 
    3D Microfluidic Cardiac Model in Microgravity
  • The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg
    Inflammation and Brain Health for Astronauts
  • The University of Texas at San Antonio 
    Impact of Repeated Loading on the Lunar Launch Pad
  • University of California, Irvine
    Acoustic modeling & testing of interacting rotors
  • University of Central Florida, Orlando (three selected projects)
    • A CNS Digital Twin Framework for AAM
    • Multimodal Wireless Piezoelectric Microsensors
    • SUPERSAF-SAF for Low Emission Supersonic Transport
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    Development of Fire-retardant Polymers for NASA
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg
    Ranger: Multifunctional Intelligent Sensor System

The awarded MSI PIs and their partners are invited to meet with NASA researchers and MUREP representatives throughout the remainder of the year. The meetings serve as training sessions to pursue future NASA opportunities. These trainings will focus primarily on fostering collaboration, enhancing technical skills, and providing insights into NASA's research priorities to better prepare participants for future opportunities.

Congratulations once again to our awardees!