Undergraduate Investigates How to Grow Plants in Space

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Aleca Borsuk, a senior Mechanical Engineering student in the College of Engineering, worked with mentor,Kent Kobayashi, associate horticulturist in Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences at the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, on a project which used artificial lighting to simulate amaranth grown in space. She presented this work at the Spring 2016 Hawai’i Space Grant Consortium Fellowship & Traineeship Symposium, as this investigation was supported by the Hawai’i NASA Space Grant Consortium.

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