Sooners collaborate with NASA, develop phone apps
OU students are collaborating with NASA to create phone applications on campus Friday through Sunday.
The university invited NASA to use OU’s Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth as one of the locations for the International Space Apps Challenge, said Lauren Wright, public relations senior.
The purpose of the Space Apps Challenge is for students to think of new ideas for applications, Wright said.
Some of the challenges include developing applications to help backyard poultry farmers and designing a tour of the moon, according to the Space Apps Challenge website.
“NASA really wants to propose these challenges for something to be done that they could never even think of,” Wright said.
The weekend was created as part of a public relations capstone class, and the students were assigned to NASA.
OU’s campus is one of 75 global locations where this challenge is taking place, and only three of these locations are universities in the U.S., Wright said.
The event will kick off with a social gathering that starts on Friday. On Saturday, after an introduction at 9 a.m., participants will disperse to work individually in their groups until 6 p.m. Sunday, according to the itinerary.
Registration will remain open until the event starts Saturday morning. Students can register on the website.