Published: Feb. 8, 2021 By
Abhishektha and Rachel

Congratulations to PhD students Abhishektha Boppana (Advisor: Allie Anderson) and Rachel Rise (Advisor: Torin Clark) for earning first and second place, respectively, in the 2021 NASA Human Research Program Investigators Workshop student poster competition.

The annual conference is a deep dive into space research on human health and physiology.

  • 1st Place - Abhishektha Boppana - Dynamic Body Shape Models to Reduce Risk of EVA Space Suit Injury - This work presented a methodology to improve operator-spacesuit compatibility by designing spacesuit components with dynamic parametric statistical body shape models.
  • 2nd Place - Rachel Rise - Identifying Stochastic Resonance in Perceptual Threshold Estimation Performance - Presented preliminary findings of in-channel and cross-channel Stochastic Resonance in perceptual threshold estimation tasks by applying auditory and vestibular noise”

The theme of the 2021 conference was "advancing human space flight research through innovation and collaboration." The 2021 event was held Feb 1 - 4 virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.