NASA’s Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (HEO) is accepting applications for summer 2012 faculty fellowships. The purpose of these fellowship opportunities is to prepare faculty members to enable their students to complete senior design projects with potential contribution to NASA Exploration objectives. The faculty will work for a continuous period of six (6) to twelve (12) weeks at a NASA field center on a selected Exploration project and incorporate the Exploration project into an existing senior design course or capstone course at their university in the 2012/2013 academic year. During the designated weeks at a NASA field center, each faculty fellow will work side-by-side with a NASA technical expert. The faculty will gain extensive knowledge on the Exploration-related project including the associated requirements, interfaces and issues affecting the design and potential solution(s). The faculty will develop course materials for use at their university during the 2012/2013 academic year in support of the completion of senior design project(s) using a systems engineering approach.
The Exploration project must be selected from the approved list and application found at the following URL: http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/centers/kennedy/technology/ExplorationFacultyFellowshipProject.html
Up to five (5) faculty fellows will be awarded through this solicitation.
Application deadline: January 9, 2012, 5:00 p.m. EST
Any questions may be directed to Bethanné Hull at bethanne.hull (at) nasa.gov.