2023 Undergraduate Research Showcase

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Student Presentation

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Faculty Sponsor

Dr. Steve Swanson


The Boise State University Microgravity Team has been challenged with designing a mechanical Zip-tie tool to be used during EVA missions on the ISS. NASA is looking for a new tool that will allow astronauts to fasten zip-ties to secure wires and hoses. This tool would need to have a number of zip-ties stored internally, be quickly reusable, and would need to be easily and safely operated by an astronaut in a single handed operation.


Additional mentors: Megan Gambs and Sarah Haight