A team of students in the Department of Physics wrote a proposal for NASA to design and test the Chip ‘n’ Ship, a tool to chip and collect samples of rock from an asteroid. Their tool will be tested in the neutral buoyancy lab at Johnson Space Center in August, 2015. The team received financial support through the SPS club and Student Government Association at High Point University. The team also received support through the Department of Physics. HPU alumnus Eric Scarlett is helping the team with engineering design and fabrication. HPU faculty Dr. Brad Barlow is advising the team.