NLSI: NASA Academy NLSI Fellowship

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NLSI: NASA Academy NLSI Fellowship
E/PO Project Name:
NASA Lunar Science Institute (NLSI)
Contact Information:
Mail Stop 17-1, Moffett Field, CA 94035
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Short Description:

NLSI supported the NASA Ames Academy through support of a student in addition to support of their summer project of lunar dust and biological systems interactions.  The undergraduate or graduate students spends 10 weeks at NASA Ames working alongside an ARC scientist. They are exposed to research at three other NASA centers (KSC, DFRC, JPL) and a wide variety of other research and commercial institutions (e.g. Desert Research Institute, Space Systems Loral, SpaceX).  The summer additionally included leadership training, team building exercises and approximately 20 seminars in order to expand their horizons and expose them to the whole space community. 

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National Priorities and Coordination Approaches as Articulated in CoSTEM:
  • Enhance STEM Experience of Undergraduate Students
  • Design Graduate Education for Tomorrow’s STEM Workforce