Maddie Vroom

Maddie Vroom

Space Life Sciences Lab, Merritt Island, FL

University of Florida Dept. of Microbiology and Cell Science Foster Lab


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Published on Jul 30, 2018

Update: Squid in Space

Two updates from the squid squad! The University of Florida published a story highlighting our successful crowdfunding for the #squidinspace project! This wouldn't have been possible without your ...

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Published on Jul 14, 2018

RNA Extractions

Update: The #squidsquad has been diligently working this past month to perfect our RNA extractions for NanoString. We are excited to announce that after a weekend of prepping, we will be beginning ...

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Published on Feb 20, 2018


Squid in Space is now 101% funded! The success of our fundraising project on has truly surpassed all expectations. Honestly, it has been completely overwhelming - in a wonderful way - to receive su...

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Published on Feb 21, 2018

Foster Lab Tour 👩 🔬 🚀🐙 

Foster Lab Tour 👩 🔬 🚀🐙  Every wondered what a scientific lab looks like? Now you have the chance to take a virtual tour! In the Squid in Space project's latest video, Maddie shows you around the Fo...

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Published on Feb 20, 2018

Squid Shack P3. Egg Care

Hello everyone! Today, I put together a video demonstrating our daily duties involved in caring for the squid eggs. The adults are pretty quick to take care of - essentially, we feed them, make sur...

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Published on Feb 19, 2018

Squid Microgravity Experiment 🚀🐙

Squid Microgravity Experiment 🚀🐙 Today, Lexi and I have compiled a brief video illustrating the basic steps to setting up a microgravity experiment with the squid and our NASA High Aspect Ratio Ves...

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Published on Feb 16, 2018

Reduced-Gravity Aircraft: The Vomit Comet

Some of our fantastic Squid in Space backers have been wondering whether there is an intermediate phase in transitioning from Earth-based studies to in-flight experiments, and boy, are we glad you ...

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Published on Feb 18, 2018

Seawater for the Squid 💦 💦 

Seawater for the Squid 💦 💦  Something that Lexi and I actually spend a lot of time doing is getting sea water for the baby squid! To make sure the little guys are as happy and healthy as can be, we...

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Published on Feb 15, 2018

Squid Shack: Part II

Hey there, everyone! So after our lab note "Squid Shack: Chamber and Care", we received some great questions and people were really interested in hearing more about the chamber and how we care for ...

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Reply to:Maddie VroomMaddie Vroom
Needless to say, it was a bit cramped.
Reply to:Denny LuanDenny Luan
These are the real deal! They were deployed by NASA following the Challenger explosion to recover asset technology and went on multiple deep sea dive missions. The one with the acrylic dome had more abilities; it was decked out with a camera system, a robotic arm for sample collecting, etc. We we...more