Pitt Participation in the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program


The Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) creates the opportunity to be a part of America’s space program by fostering students’ interests in science. Students create proposals for microgravity experiences to be tested aboard the International Space Station. Faculty mentorship facilitates students’ real experiences in teamwork, communication, competition, and the thrill of science in space. This project will allow for participation in the SSEP program, interdisciplinary school events, and community engagement with local high schools. By participating in SSEP’s Mission 14 to the ISS, the University of Pittsburgh will create unique opportunities for students, faculty, and programs as a whole.

@Pitt article - Pitt Seed Funding Helps Send Projects into Space 
Pittwire article - Faculty Members Send Student Projects Flying to Space, Thanks to Seed Funding

Principal Investigators

Ravi Patel
Co-Principal Investigator
School of Pharmacy

David Vorp 
Co-Principal Investigator
Swanson School of Engineering

Kerry Empey 
Co-Principal Investigator
School of Pharmacy

Select Collaborators

John Donehoo
Team Member

Goal Area