POMONA, Calif. -

Students from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, are among 14 teams of undergraduates from around the U.S. that have been selected by NASA to participate in research flights that simulate weightlessness.

A NASA statement Wednesday says the teams will build experiments at their campuses and then bring them to Johnson Space Center in Houston in November for roller-coaster-like flights that create microgravity conditions.

The teams were selected from institutions that serve minorities under a NASA program aimed at sustaining a diverse workforce.