This image shows a glass case housing a range of Psyche Inspired artworks from the 2017-2018 year (Titanium Class)

Psyche Inspired – Iron Class

Psyche: Discovery to Expedition

Sophie Hullinger

Date: May 22, 2019

Major: art & design

Genre/Medium: stop-motion animation with paper

About the work: This stop-motion animation is an artistic representation of how Italian astronomer Annibale de Gasparis discovered (16) Psyche in 1852, and it draws a comparison to the launch of the Psyche spacecraft in 2022, led by Lindy Elkins-Tanton. This piece shows how big of a deal it is that this mission is happening and how far space discovery has come in such a relatively short amount of time.

Psyche Inspired Overview

Psyche Inspired is a program that brings undergraduate students from any discipline or major together to share the excitement, innovation, and scientific and engineering content of NASA’s Psyche mission with the public in new ways through artistic and creative works. These works are posted on the website and highlighted on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. View the full resolution images in the image gallery or in the downloadable book. In 2018-2019 ASU undergraduate Brooke Owen was the student manager of Psyche Inspired, assisted by ASU undergraduate Brianna Orrill, a former Psyche Inspired intern.

Read a feature about Psyche Inspired in Eos.

Psyche Inspired was piloted at ASU during the 2017-2018 academic year. The works from the 2017-2018 Psyche Inspired cohort are collected in a downloadable book that tells the story of Psyche through musical scores, sculptures, painting, 3-D models, photography, acrylic art, needlepoint, stop-motion films, and mixed media.

Current Student Collaborations Participants

View a list of the students, faculty, staff, and mentors currently involved in Psyche Student Collaborations.


Student Collaborations Participants