NAI: Astrobiology REU at Penn State (Icy)

Overview
Program Element / Activity Title:
NAI: Astrobiology REU at Penn State (Icy)
E/PO Project Name:
NASA Astrobiology Institute
Contact Information:
Bldg. 247, Rm. 207 P.O. Box 1 Moffett Field, CA 94035-0001
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Short Description:

This project hosts summer undergraduate interns at the NAI's Penn State University team.  It's purpose is to provide an in-depth research experience for undergraduates with astrobiology researchers at PSU. The program occurs at Penn State University for 10 weeks during the summer session. The students participate in independent research under the guidance of one or more astrobiologists, a field trip to NASA and astrobiology-related sites around Washington, D.C., weekly seminars, laboratory tours, stargazing opportunities, discussion group, and a research symposium. Five interns were hosted by PSU faculty in the Summer of 2011.

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Evaluation
National Priorities and Coordination Approaches as Articulated in CoSTEM:
  • Enhance STEM Experience of Undergraduate Students