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Global Outreach

The mission of the One Hundred Year Starship (100YSS) is to ensure that within 100 years, we have the capabilities in place to travel to another star. In 1869, we had zero capabilities to go to the moon, but we did just that in 1969. We made a commitment to do so, and accomplished it in less than a decade. The goal was inspirational, yes, but the technological advancements to achieve that goal have transformed our lives to this day. We have satellite communications because NASA needed to communicate with the astronauts. So, cell phones, satellite TV, satellite radio, GPS, etc., are all products of the Moon effort. We have water filters because they needed to recycle their water. We have sunglasses, shoe sole insoles, cordless tools, scratch resistant glasses, and over 6,500 inventions that are a direct result of that 10 year effort to get to the moon. Had we committed to the effort 100 years prior, what would our world look like? This is the rationale behind 100YSS. The achievement of interstellar travel would be phenomenal, but we are interested in how the commitment will change life on Earth for the better. Professor Olabisi serves as a team member of 100YSS.
Professor Olabisi also serves as a scientific movie reviewer for 100YSS, where she critically evaluates the science in popular science fiction films.

Local Outreach

The N85 Aerospace Club and Camp introduces K-12 students to STEM through aviation, which has been proven to increase participants' persistence in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. The club also also teaches students the multiple STEM disciplines that go into a career in aviation, including aerodynamics, mechanics, fluid mechanics, assembly, manufacturing, piloting, etc.

TARGET: The Academy at Rutgers for Girls in Engineering and Technology

The Academy at Rutgers for Girls in Engineering and Technology (TARGET) is a summer program designed for 6-11th grade girls to increase awareness and familiarize them with career opportunities within engineering. The objective of the program is to eradicate the negative stereotypes commonly associated with women's abilities to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. Program mentors and faculty members facilitate workshops, hands-on activities, labs, and projects for the duration of the program in hopes of creating an insightful, exciting opportunity for young girls to learn more about the many different engineering disciplines. Professor Olabisi's lab has provided lab projects for TARGET.

Central New Jersey Area K-12 Schools

As part of her Biomedical Engineering for Astrospace class, Professor Olabisi and her students reach out to local schools to present some of the latest research on the space environment and its impact on the body. The goals are to dispel common myths and misconceptions about all things space related.

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100YSS Symposium

EU Parliament

100YSS Track Chair

Buzz Aldrin Talk

N85 STEM Aviation Club

N85 Club w/Plane Frame

BME for Aerospace

100YSS Panel

N85 Club Projects

US State Department

EU Parliament

StarTalk with NDT



Olabisi Lab, Biomedical Engineering Building, Rutgers University, 599 Taylor Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854