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NASA Ames Space Exploration Academy

Primary Institution: NASA Ames Research Center
Affiliation: NASA
City: Mountain View
State: CA
Job Duration: 10 weeks
Class Requirement: Completed High School
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Position Type: Research/Leadership
Discipline(s): Astronomy; Astrophysics; Gravitation
Elementary Particles and Fields
Fluid Dynamics and Gases
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Other Engineering
Interdisciplinary Physics: Biological Physics; Quantum Information; Etc.
Description: NASA Offers Cutting-Edge Research & Leadership Opportunities to College Students

Are you a college student interested in becoming a leader in the aerospace program? The NASA Ames Academy program provides a strong technical foundation through which leadership potential can develop among academically strong and diverse student populations.

The NASA Ames Space Exploration Academy summer institute provides students with opportunities to interact with the government, academia and private sector, each of which plays a critical role in how NASA operates.

The Ames Academy is located at the NASA Ames Research Center near San Jose, California. The academy provides a rich academic experience that includes: group project, guided laboratory research with a Principal Investigator, seminars and colloquia, NASA site and university visits, posters and presentations and meetings with prominent professionals.

Criteria for selection includes:
- Academic excellence
- Demonstrated leadership
- Demonstrated interest in space
- Appropriate background for selected research tasks
- Two recommendations

Twelve students will be selected to attend the 10-week summer program at Ames. Applications are now being accepted until January 16, 2007. Student selections will be completed by February 22.
Online applications are available at:

Additional Ames Academy information is available through the following resources:
Benefits: Housing
Meal Plan
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 01/16/2007
Job Website:

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Doug O'Handley
NASA Ames Research Center
Mail Stop T20G
Moffett Field, CA 94035
Phone: 650-604-6746
Fax: 650-691-9754
Secondary Contact: Sandy Dueck
NASA Ames Research Center
Mail Stop T20G
Moffett Field, CA 94035
Phone: 650-604-1946
Fax: 650-691-9754
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