MSIP activities align to the National Science Education Standards as well as build essential 21st Century Workforce Development Skills. The MSIP resources included on this page provide educators and student teams with the necessary information needed to complete the project.
Choose the format you intend to use and download resources. MSIP staff can assist you if you have any questions.
Mars Student Imaging Project: Onsite Format
After working in their classes to submit a proposal, students spend 3 days at the Mars Space Flight Facility located on the campus of Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona. Students receive the Mars image they chose to take, learn how to use image-processing tools to enhance their image for better scientific study, and prepare peer-tutoring presentations for students at their school who were unable to travel to the facility.
Student teams who come on-site should have 8 - 25 student representatives (chosen from a larger team, if necessary). For effectiveness, a recommended number of student representatives is 15.
In the on-site format, students complete the project in five steps, which your MSIP Coordinator will cover in the initial orientation phases of the project.
Please contact an MSIP Coordinator if you have questions about these five steps.