FE – The Fluids Education Experiment

A collaborative effort between NASA, Purdue, and NCAT.


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Video Links
Astronaut Mike Centrifuging
Cleaning Lip
Full Vane Gap Demo


Resources (To Be Posted)
Experiment 1
Experiment 2
Experiment 3

Organizational Links
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Press Release Links
NASA Press Release
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News Press Release


Education Standards
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National Science Teachers Association




News and Updates

September 5, 2013

The operations team sent Trevor Satornino to Johnson Space Center to have a discussion for the first time between NASA and students about the experiment that will be performed on the International Space Station. Trevor observed the working conditions of astronauts in an ISS mock up facility as well as communicated with his team via video conference.

February 26, 2013

Our Operational Nomenclature (“Op Nom” in NASA-speak) has been assigned: Fluids Education Experiment.  Our earlier choice, STEM-EFEX, was not approved, which is fine, as a shorter, simpler choice was preferred.  So from here out, we’re the “Fluids Education” experiment!

November 19, 2012 by Akash Patel

The class will take team photos on November 15th as a part of the web development process.

 November 17, 2012 by Akash Patel

NASA selects two distinguished universities, Purdue University of West Lafayette, IN and North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University from Greensboro, NC, for an International Space Station experiment. We are excited about this joint academic adventure into fluid flow in zero-gravity. This collaboration between the two schools is a part of NASA's education department.



Contact Us

Professor Steven Collicott at collicott@purdue.edu
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