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From Rockets to Rock Walls: USU Students Conceptualize Outdoors Gear with Space Exploration Materials

Outdoor Product Design & Development Program Partnered with NASA to Brainstorm Applications for Patented Technologies

By Taylor Emerson |

Video by Taylor Emerson, Digital Journalist, University Marketing and Communications

As part of a class in USU’s Outdoor Product Design & Development program, students conceptualized ways to incorporate NASA-patented materials and tech into potential products for the outdoor industry. While they weren’t able to get hands-on with the patented items because they are hard to come by or are very expensive, students still had the chance talk with some of the inventors, sketch, design, conduct user research on their product ideas, and deliver final presentations to NASA for feedback.


Taylor Emerson
Digital Journalist
University Marketing and Communications
(435) 797-2262


Chase Anderson
Industry Outreach Coordinator
Outdoor Product Design & Development

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