Iron Meteorite Database


Arizona State University (Polytechnic Campus)


Iron Class (2018 – 2019)

Student Team

Kenneth Bonilla, Software Engineering
Hajar Boughoula, Software Engineering
Michael Falgien, Software Engineering
Joshua Johnson, Software Engineering
Troy Mullins, Software Engineering

Scientific & Technical Guidance

Dr. Devin Schrader, Assistant Research Professor, ASU Center for Meteorite Studies

Academic Guidance

Douglas Sandy, Lecturer, ASU Engineering Academic and Student Affairs

Project Description

To prepare for arrival at Psyche, scientists sought out the development of an easily accessible database of the major, minor, and trace element composition of iron meteorites. Current data is buried in a variety of scientific publications.

This project entailed the development of coding that could find, recognize, and collect the appropriate data from many different sources and deposit it into a database, creating an application that allows scientists to easily search on multiple parameters and export data into standard scientific plots.

Click Here: Meteorite Database Capstone Poster

This work was created in partial fulfillment of Arizona State University Capstone Courses “SER 401-402”. The work is a result of the Psyche Student Collaborations component of NASA’s Psyche Mission ( “Psyche: A Journey to a Metal World” [Contract number NNM16AA09C] is part of the NASA Discovery Program mission to solar system targets. Trade names and trademarks of ASU and NASA are used in this work for identification only. Their usage does not constitute an official endorsement, either expressed or implied, by Arizona State University or National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of ASU or NASA.