Osceola Student Participates in NASA S.U.I.T.S. Competition

A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola, Lake Nona, and Poinciana Campuses

Osceola Campus student Ryan Walcott is competing in the NASA Spacesuit User Interface Technologies for Students (S.U.I.T.S.) competition hosted by the NASA Johnson Space Center. Ryan is pursuing an Associate in Arts in computer science and has been interning at the NASA Kennedy Space Center since the spring 2018 semester.

The goal of the competition is to design and create spacesuit information displays within an augmented reality (AR) environment. This interactive user interface will be made for the Microsoft HoloLens and will aid astronauts in performing spacewalk tasks that would otherwise be instructed by ground control in one of NASA’s facilities.

Ryan’s team consists of nine other students from various universities across the country looking to help and assist NASA in developing the next generation of spacesuits. Ryan and his team were recently notified that their initial proposal has been accepted, and the team will be moving on to the next phase of the competition.

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