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June 22, 2020
June 22, 2020
June 26, 2021
In spring of 2019, the American rock band OK Go announced a competition inviting children (ages 11-18) around the world to design an art experiment which could only be done in space. This competition was done in partnership with Blue Origin and the University of _______. Once two winning designs were chosen, undergraduate research students in the _____ lab became responsible for the full design and build of the payloads, working in consultation with both the children who proposed the idea and the band members. This project was both a major K-12 outreach project and also an intensive undergraduate research experience.
This paper will look at the following three elements of this project: The design and execution (including flight results) of the two winning designs: Dark Origin and Cosmic Song A reflection on the opportunities and challenges of running this project as an undergraduate research experience The competition itself, including how it was promoted, the number of entries, and general logistics We will share lessons learned from this project both in terms of promoting creative engineering opportunities for a K-12 audience, and empowering undergraduate students to play lead roles in aerospace engineering projects. Additionally, detailed information on the two payloads, including schematics, will be included.
Baklund, M., & Harjamaki, M. J., & French, H., & Roche, P., & Goldbach, C. J., & Kittams, C. C., & Roche, M., & Besser, D., & Kulash, D., & Jalkio, J., & Thomas, A. (2020, June), Art in Space: Using Art to Interest K-12 Students in Aerospace Design Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--34165
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