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MPLAN 2023 Winners

Students and faculty at 15 Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) will grow their research and technology capabilities, collaborate with NASA on research projects, and contribute to the agency’s missions through a new funding opportunity made possible by NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP). See the full release here.

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

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