Daily Archives: November 6, 2009

NASA ACCESS ENTRY POINT! Internships for Students With Disabilities – Application Deadline Jan 15, 2010

ACCESS (Achieving Competence in Computing, Engineering, and Space Science) is a summer internship program for students with disabilities sponsored by AAAS and NASA. ACCESS is managed by ENTRY POINT! The application deadline for NASA applications is January 15, 2010.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time undergraduate or graduate student, with a disability, majoring in a science or engineering field. Some fields of business are also considered.
  • B average or better
  • U.S. citizen or right-to-work permit

The ACCESS ENTRY POINT! Internship Program offers students with disabilities a unique opportunity to explore career options with NASA centers across the US. To learn more about the program and apply online, please visit the ENTRY POINT! website at http://ehrweb.aaas.org/entrypoint/

Apply Now For All NASA Academies – Deadline Jan 18, 2010

Applications are now open for all NASA Academies for the summer of 2010.  The NASA Academies are immersive summer programs for highly motivated and successful undergraduate and graduate students. These summer NASA internships are intensive. Their purpose is to bring together the likely future leaders in space activity and train them in research, leadership, team building and networking. The programs structure is set so that the work day is spent on an individual research project specifically working with a NASA Principle Investigator, the evenings are filled with work on the group project and weekends are devoted to traveling to different NASA centers, research institutes, and commercial space-related businesses so that the students learn at an early stage how NASA operates from the inside-out.

Students may apply to the NASA Academy at Ames, Goddard, Glenn, and Marshall with a single application form.  Please visit the official website for details. The application deadline is January 18, 2010
5:00 PM (EST). https://academyapp.com/  

More information about the programs involved:

1. NASA Lunar and Planetary Science at Goddard Space Flight Center (LPSA-GSFC)
http://nasascience.nasa.gov/planetary-science

Description: The NASA Lunar Planetary Science Academy is a 10-week resident summer internship for students specifically interested in lunar and planetary science. The emphasis is on hands-on activities related to lunar and planetary science mission design and operation, instrument development, and data acquisition and analysis in a team environment. Students who have demonstrated experience in the relevant areas are given priority. Participants are assigned to a team project sponsored by mentors at NASA/GSFC, local industry, or academic institution (4 students per project). In addition to direct guidance from the Principal Investigator (PI) who sponsored the project, an advanced science/engineering student is assigned as team lead to guide interns and manage the project on a daily basis. The interns and team leads participate in enriching activities such as field work at a planetary analogue site, a group project, lectures, and meetings with leaders in the field. Students with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation services.

Eligibility: GPA 3.3 minimum on a 4.0 scale, with experience in lunar and planetary science research; US citizen. Research Associates: Rising undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, or juniors in astrophysics, physics, or engineering; Team Leads: Undergraduate seniors or graduate students with a strong background in planetary science and/or engineering.

Education Levels: Undergrad (Sophomore) to Graduate (Second Year)
Duration: 10 weeks (June through August) at Goddard Space Flight Center, Marshall Space Flight Center

2. NASA Academy at Ames Research Center (AcademyARC)
http://academy.arc.nasa.gov/

Description: The NASA Academy represents an immersive and integrated multidisciplinary exposure and training, for students with various backgrounds and career aspirations of critical importance to the National aerospace program. The academic curriculum balances opportunities for direct contact with advanced science and engineering R&D and an awareness of the complex managerial, political, financial, social, and human issues faced by the current and future aerospace programs. Co-sponsorship of the Academy assures recruitment of meritorious students from previously under-represented areas of the country, into leadership positions for the aerospace programs of the future.

Eligibility: U.S. citizenship, U.S. permanent residency, or citizen of participating country. Junior or senior undergraduate or first or second year graduate. High academic standing and a demonstrated interest in the space program

Education Levels: Undergrad (Junior) to Graduate (Second Year)
Duration: 10 weeks at Ames Research Center

3. NASA Academy at Glenn Research Center (AcademyGRC)
http://academy.grc.nasa.gov/

Description: The NASA Academy represents an immersive and integrated multidisciplinary exposure and training, for students with various backgrounds and career aspirations of critical importance to the National aerospace program. The academic curriculum balances opportunities for direct contact with advanced science and engineering R&D and an awareness of the complex managerial, political, financial, social, and human issues faced by the current and future aerospace programs. Co-sponsorship of the Academy assures recruitment of meritorious students from previously under-represented areas of the country, into leadership positions for the aerospace programs of the future.

Eligibility: U.S. citizenship, U.S. permanent residency, or citizen of participating country. Junior or senior undergraduate or first or second year graduate. High academic standing and a demonstrated interest in the space program

Education Levels: Undergrad (Junior) to Graduate (Second Year)
Duration: 10 weeks at Glenn Research Center

4. NASA Academy at Marshall Space Flight Center (AcademyMSFC)
http://academy.nsstc.nasa.gov/

Description: The NASA Academy represents an immersive and integrated multidisciplinary exposure and training, for students with various backgrounds and career aspirations of critical importance to the National aerospace program. The academic curriculum balances opportunities for direct contact with advanced science and engineering R&D and an awareness of the complex managerial, political, financial, social, and human issues faced by the current and future aerospace programs. Co-sponsorship of the Academy assures recruitment of meritorious students from previously under-represented areas of the country, into leadership positions for the aerospace programs of the future.

Eligibility: U.S. citizenship, U.S. permanent residency, or citizen of participating country. Junior or senior undergraduate or first or second year graduate. High academic standing and a demonstrated interest in the space program

Education Levels: Undergrad (Junior) to Graduate (Second Year)
Duration: 10 weeks at Marshall Space Flight Center

5. NASA Robotics Academy at Marshall Space Flight Center (RoboticsMSFC)
http://education.nasa.gov/edprograms/descriptions/Marshall_Robotics_Academy.html

Description: The NASA Propulsion Academy, at the Marshall Space Flight Center, is a 10-week, residential summer research and educational experience for high achieving sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students interested in propulsion. The emphasis is on preparing young professionals for employment in aerospace positions. Propulsion is the critical element in NASA’s exploration program. The new Ares propulsion elements are being designed and developed by engineers at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) and by its contractors. We are utilizing this development as a training ground for university students who are interested in careers in this exciting field. Research Associates (interns) will work in teams of four, guided by propulsion engineers at Marshall, local commercial entities and local universities. Each team is composed of a “team lead” and three research associates. The team lead is an advanced undergraduate or graduate student with a curricular background in courses relevant to propulsion. The research associates are sophomores, juniors and seniors who aspire to becoming graduate propulsion engineers. Site visits, tours and lectures will demonstrate the various opportunities for employment in the space propulsion field. These visits will expose the research associates to state-of-the-art propulsion development. Tours of local facilities and lectures by experts in propulsion will provide one-on-one interaction with practicing propulsion engineers.

Eligibility: GPA 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, with experience in robotics; US citizen, Research Associates: Rising undergraduate freshmen or sophomores; Team Leads: Undergraduate juniors or seniors or graduate students with a curricular background in robotics.

Education Levels: Undergrad (Sophomore) to Graduate (Second Year)
Duration: 10 weeks (June through August) at Marshall Space Flight Center

6. NASA Propulsion Academy at Marshall Space Flight Center (PropulsionMSFC)
http://propulsion.msfc.nasa.gov

Description: The NASA Propulsion Academy, at the Marshall Space Flight Center, is a 10-week, residential summer research and educational experience for high achieving sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students interested in propulsion. The emphasis is on preparing young professionals for employment in aerospace positions. Propulsion is the critical element in NASA’s exploration program. The new Ares propulsion elements are being designed and developed by engineers at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) and by its contractors. We are utilizing this development as a training ground for university students who are interested in careers in this exciting field. Research Associates (interns) will work in teams of four, guided by propulsion engineers at Marshall, local commercial entities and local universities. Each team is composed of a “team lead” and three research associates. The team lead is an advanced undergraduate or graduate student with a curricular background in courses relevant to propulsion. The research associates are sophomores, juniors and seniors who aspire to becoming graduate propulsion engineers. Site visits, tours and lectures will demonstrate the various opportunities for employment in the space propulsion field. These visits will expose the research associates to state-of-the-art propulsion development. Tours of local facilities and lectures by experts in propulsion will provide one-on-one interaction with practicing propulsion engineers.

Eligibility: The participants in the Marshall NASA Propulsion Academy have been selected based on the following criteria: US citizenship or permanent residency; Research Associates: Rising college sophomores, juniors, or seniors; Team Leads: Junior and senior undergraduates or graduate students with a curricular background in propulsion; High academic standing (GPA 3.0 or higher); Demonstrated prior involvement in propulsion

Education Levels: Undergraduate (Sophomore) to Graduate (Second Year)
Duration: 10 weeks (June through August) at Marshall Space Flight C

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