Do you have what it takes to support the Journey to Mars?

Northwestern’s ATLAS and SONIC Labs are collaborating with NASA to design space age dream teams. We are seeking motivated individuals willing to complete collaborative tasks and test batteries as part of Project RED. The study takes approximately 4 hours.

Eligibility: Participation is open to anyone 18 years or older who is enrolled in a degree-seeking program or has completed a college degree.

Study Details: You will work on a space exploration team performing tasks with NASA analog astronaut participants. No prior experience is necessary. The study has 2 parts (an online survey and an in-person session). The online portion can be completed at any time prior to the in-person session; this portion takes 45 minutes to 1 hour. The in-­person portion of the study will last 3 hours, and be held in the ATLAS Lab on Northwestern’s Evanston Campus. ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

Compensation: Participants receive $50 in the form of a prepaid gift card. To receive the gift card you must participate in both parts of the study (a pre-measure survey and the in-lab study).

Where: The study is being conducted at Northwestern University, in the ATLAS Lab.
2240 Campus Dr.
Frances Searle Building
Room 1 -220
Evanston, IL 60208

Upcoming Experiment Sessions:

 Session 1: Tuesday 11/17 2:25-6:05pm

 Session 2: Monday 11/13 2:00-5:40pm

 Session 3: Tuesday 11/21 2:10-5:50pm

 Session 4: Tuesday 12/05 2:20-6:00pm


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This study is being conducted by Professor Leslie DeChurch, School of Communication, and has been approved by Northwestern University’s IRB (STU00202633).

Help the ATLAS Lab calibrate teamwork tests for use in NASA’s space analogs.

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