Daily Archives: December 12, 2011

NASA Langley Research Center Internship Program Accepting Applications – Deadline February 1, 2012

The NASA Langley Research Center is now accepting applications for the 2012 summer session at the Langley Aerospace Research Student Scholars (LARSS) Program. This program is intended for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. The summer program is a 10-week session beginning June 4 and ending August 10, 2012. Students will participate in tours, lectures, and social events designed to build broad aerospace and STEM skills and prepare participants for aerospace careers.

Student participant must be a US Citizen.
Student must be enrolled full time at an accredited US college or university.
Student must be working towards a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math.
Student must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Applications are due no later than February 1, 2012 for summer internships.
Interested students should visit the LARSS program website for details: http://www.nianet.org/larss/

Look up! Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks December 14-15, 2011

photo of a meteor shower

Watch the Geminid Meteor Shower in December!

The Geminid meteor shower peaks on December 13 and 14, 2011 with the light show usually visible after 9-10 pm. The best viewing this year will be after midnight on Dec 14 and 15 due to the brightness of the moon. Due to the moon’s interference, viewers may not see the average 50 or more meteors an hour that are reported in many years.

To learn more about meteor showers, visit http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/meteor-shower/
For more information regarding how to view this year’s Geminid shower, visit http://earthsky.org/tonight/radiant-point-for-geminid-meteor-shower
10 Tips for viewing the shower: http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/ten-tips-for-watching-the-geminid-meteor-shower

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2012 NASA/Johns Hopkins APL Internships Accepting Applications – Deadline January 17, 2012

NASA and Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory are now accepting applications for the 2012 NASA/Johns Hopkins APL Internships. Interested students can review the details at the APL website at http://www.APLapp.com.

Since 2004, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) has offered summer projects to students interested in working on NASA missions or space-related research opportunities at APL. Students participating in the NASA/APL Internship Program will work at APL, and will make critical contributions to current and future missions or grants during their assignments in the Space Department. The Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is a not-for-profit center for engineering, research and development. APL is a division of one of the world’s premier research universities, Johns Hopkins. The 399-acre campus, 20 miles north of Washington, DC, is home to 4,100 men and women who work on more than 400 programs that protect our homeland and advance the nation’s vision in research and space science.

Learn more about the program at http://www.jhuapl.edu/ourwork/default.asp or http://civspace.jhuapl.edu/index.php.

The Deadline for applications is January 17, 2012. 

Eligibility – Students participating in the NASA/APL Internship Program must:
• have a demonstrated interest in the space program
• be a sophomore, junior, senior, or first or second year graduate student in Fall 2012
• be in high academic standing (GPA of 3.0 or greater)
• be a U.S. citizen

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NASA Academies Now Accepting Applications for Summer Internships – Deadline January 23, 2012

Now Available! Applications for the 2012 NASA Academies

To apply for the NASA Academies, please visit the following website: http://www.AcademyApp.com.

This application serves the:

  • NASA Academy at Ames Research Center (Mountain View, CA)
  • NASA Academy at Glenn Research Center (Cleveland, OH)
  • NASA Academy at Marshall Space Flight Center (Huntsville, AL)
  • NASA Aeronautics Academy at Ames Research Center (Mountain View, CA)
  • NASA Aeronautics Academy at Dryden Flight Research Center (Edwards AFB, CA)
  • NASA Aeronautics Academy at Glenn Research Center (Cleveland, OH)
  • NASA Aeronautics Academy at Langley Research Center (Hampton, VA)
  • NASA Lunar and Planetary Science Academy at Goddard Space Flight (Greenbelt, MD)
  • NASA Propulsion Academy at Marshall Space Flight Center (Huntsville, AL)
  • NASA Robotics Academy at Marshall Space Flight Center (Huntsville, AL)

Application Deadline January 23, 2012. More than just internships, the NASA Academies offer experiences in hands-on research, project management, leadership, teamwork and multi-disciplinary collaboration. Student Interns participate in mentored research projects, facility tours, social events, team building exercises, and academic colloquiums.

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