Planetary Science Experiments - Physics

My group carries out lab-based and space-based microgravity experiments to better understand our solar system. In addition I have an active research program to study Saturn’s rings using data from the Cassini spacecraft. We can use students with interests in mechanical, aerospace, electrical, and computer engineering, and physics. We have data analysis projects that have been worked on by students from a wide variety of majors, not just physics and engineering.

Project Dates

Start Date: 1/8/2024 - End Date: 4/28/2024

Students Needed

Type of Project


Student Responsibilities

Time Commitment

10 hours/week hour(s)

Student Requirements

Designing, building and testing experiments. Designing and programming electrical controls for experiments. Programming experiments. Operating experiments. Analyzing and compiling data from experiments. Weekly group meetings to coordinate and discuss results and next steps. Students working on Saturn’s rings may need to provide their own computer for data analysis.

Interested in Working With the Following Programs

For EXCEL URE Students Only

Additional Notes

Position Overview

  • Date Posted: 10-08-2019
  • Location:
    • Orlando (Main Campus)
  • Paid: Yes