International Space Station research projects from a student team at Jackson Middle School in Portland, Oregon and Dr. Mark Weislogel, professor of Mechanical Engineering at Portland State University, were noted in recent national news.
“Challenge to Students: Have Space Station Run Your Experiment” published by the New York Times on October 10, announced the new SpaceLab science contest for students. Citing a protein crystal growth experiment designed by Jackson Middle School and funded by Oregon Space Grant, the article emphasizes the impact such small scale projects can have on students.
An Oregonian article, “Portland State University research team conducts experiment live on International Space Station” published on October 14, identifies both Jackson Middle School and Dr. Mark Weislogel as Oregonians engaged in active International Space Station research. Weislogel, a former NASA employee and faculty advisor for the Jackson Middle School team, is currently directing a capillary flow project on the ISS.