NASA Psyche Mission: Undergraduate Capstone Projects

NASA Psyche Mission: Undergraduate Capstone Projects


Psyche is both an asteroid orbiting our
Sun out between Mars and Jupiter and it’s the name of a robotic NASA/Arizona
State University mission to visit that asteroid. Now on this mission we are
committed to fostering the next generation of explorers and one of the
ways we do that is by offering capstone projects at universities across the
country. We’re really excited to have you join our capstone teams to solve
real-world problems in the classroom. Working on an actual NASA mission
project is by far the coolest thing you could possibly do. It feels extremely
exhilarating, honestly, to be a part of such a big mission that could
potentially change the course of history. I think capstone is a really great
opportunity for students to work together into interdisciplinary teams. It
helps with learning from other people and it helps with interacting with
people that may think differently than you and it opens up your eyes and gives
you different perspectives. We offer student teams real-world challenges that
the mission is facing. Student teams are mentored and given resources having to
do with the mission and guidance in creating their solutions. For me, I think capstone is a awesome
culminating crock-pot to bring together all of your classes everything you’ve
learned and get real-life practical experience with minimal risk. Once it
actually launches most of us will you know, be done with school living our
lives, and we can think back and think wow, you know, we were a part of that.
It was really important for me to do something that made a difference and I
thought it was really awesome to participate in that and to leave my mark.
Through the Psyche capstone program we encourage universities across the nation
and students and instructors in all disciplines to join us in our journey to
a metal world.