Hello! This website is for the NASA MUST Nanowire Team and their experiment that will fly with the Reduced Gravity Flight Program under the direction of the Microgravity University located at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX. 

For a detailed look at our flight week experiance, click here!

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Flight Week Video

What is the Reduced Gravity Program?

The Reduced Gravity Student Flight Opportunities Program provides a unique academic experience for undergraduate students to successfully propose, design, fabricate, fly and evaluate a reduced gravity experiment of their choice over the course of four-six months. The overall experience includes scientific research, hands-on experimental design, test operations and educational/public outreach activities.

Click here to see a short flight video!

Video and program description above courtesy of:


What is MUST?

MUST stands for Motivating Undergraduates in Science and Technology.

The Motivating Undergraduates in Science and Technology Project, or MUST, funded by the NASA, is a joint partnership between the Hispanic College Fund, the United Negro College Fund Special Programs and the Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers. 

MUST awards scholarships and internships to undergraduates pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, fields. The MUST Project is open to all students and is particularly focused on engaging students from underserved and underrepresented groups to enter STEM fields. 

Each year, the MUST Project will support approximately 100 undergraduate students with a one-year competitive scholarship of up to one-half of tuition, not to exceed $10,000. Students who maintain the required minimum grade point average will be eligible for a paid internship at a NASA center. Additionally, students will benefit year-round from tutoring, lecture series and mentoring from STEM faculty and peers. 

Project Description courtesy of:



  • Educational Outreach Now that we are back in our home areas, we are beginning to complete the outreach component of our program, with Tanya headed to her daughter's school in Ohio ...
    Posted May 26, 2010, 12:20 AM by Olivia Lenz
  • Back!!! We all made it back safely to our respective states, experiment in tow, and now are working through processing our experimental data and writing up our final report. Stay tuned ...
    Posted May 2, 2010, 12:49 PM by Olivia Lenz
  • Blogging Our Experiance Hello! Olivia has been blogging about our experiance down here in Houston - check it out! http://www.ollenz.blogspot.com
    Posted Apr 28, 2010, 6:13 PM by Olivia Lenz
  • We're in Houston! Last Wednesday, we flew in from our respective states.  We drove to Ellington Field bright and early Thursday morning, and began with a series of orientations and briefings about everything ...
    Posted Apr 25, 2010, 10:02 AM by Hannah Clevenson
  • TEDP submission With the help of our mentor at NASA Johnson Space Center, Tamra George, we have completed an in depth report on the safety and hazards of our project and submitted ...
    Posted Mar 12, 2010, 12:20 PM by Hannah Clevenson
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