Nikolaus Correll awarded NASA’s inaugural ‘Universities Go to Space’ grant

Nikolaus Correll is among 10 researchers nationwide to receive NASA’s inaugural Space Technology Research Opportunities for Early Career Faculty grant. Correll is an assistant professor of computer science at CU-Boulder.

Correll will receive $200,000 annually, for up to three years, for his research on robotically growing food in space. Garden-fresh food in space can increase the well-being of astronauts and enable lengthier space missions, he said.

Correll’s research on the subject, with a team of CU-Boulder faculty and students, also was selected for the 2013 Exploration Habitat (X-Hab) Academic Innovation Challenge led by NASA. For more information about the challenge visit http://www.colorado.edu/news/releases/2012/06/04/cu-boulder-students-help-nasa-develop-plant-food-production-deep-space.

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