Prof. Louge is seeking undergraduate or MEng students to design and run an experiment on a microgravity airplane flying parabolic trajectories.
The experiment brings a spherical drop of water to touch a porous medium, thus simulating the absorption of dew on desert sand surfaces.
See previous involvement of Cornell students on the NASA airplane at http://grainflowresearch.mae.cornell.edu/granular_gases/granular_gases.html
The experiment will be prototyped in the Upson droptower of Prof. Avedisian.
Contact Professor Louge at MYL3@cornell.edu for details