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“NASA Psyche Mission: Post-Launch Public Engagement Cause-and-Effect Matrix Extension”


Michigan State University (MSU)


Tungsten Class (2023 – 2024)


Andrew Ruotsala, Supply Chain Management
Elizabeth Wheatley, Supply Chain Management
Jack Zugay, Applied Engineering Sciences
Michael Haerens, Applied Engineering Sciences



Dr. Laura J. Genik
Prof. Srinivas Talluri
GTA Alyse Hines


In 2021 an MSU AES capstone team created a cause-and-effect matrix to help the Psyche Student Collaborations team quantify decision-making about high-impact public engagement efforts in the lead-up to launch. With the successful launch on October 13, 2023, the Psyche mission invites a new capstone team to revisit, revise, update, and extend the cause-and-effect matrix to make it relevant for this next phase of the mission – the 5.5-year cruise to the Psyche asteroid!

This work was created in partial fulfillment of the Michigan State University Capstone Course “SCM 472”. The work is a result of the Psyche Student Collaborations component of NASA’s Psyche Mission (https://psyche.asu.edu). “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.