Creativity Competition


Michigan State University


Nickel Class (2020 – 2021)


Adam Dion, Applied Engineering Sciences
Jorge Dominguez Rodriguez, Applied Engineering Sciences
Louis Rolland, Applied Engineering Sciences
Kaushik Kothakonda, Applied Engineering Sciences
Alec White, Applied Engineering Sciences (Supply Chain Management)




This team will identify what mechanisms would best generate interest in the NASA Psyche mission by analyzing previous competitions undertaken by NASA missions or similar organizations and evaluate those success metrics. They will present a menu of reasonable suggestions for the direction and organization of the competition, as well as determine the most effective and inclusive way to engage the public and reach a wider audience. They will also create and identify a range of a successful competition options with clear rules, objectives, and winning criteria.

This work was created in partial fulfillment of Michigan State University Capstone Courses. 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.