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Spread the Word: Paid Summer Research Opportunity in STEM

January 24, 2020

Community college sophomores can apply for paid NASA research experiences through the Virginia Space Grant Consortium's STEM Takes Flight at Virginia's Community College initiative. 

The application deadline is Feb. 26.  Students may apply online via the STEM Takes Flight website.

The consortium and VCCS in partnership with Hampton's NASA Langley Research Center and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's Wallops Flight Facility at Virginia's Eastern Shore anticipate offering a10-week, paid research experiences for STEM majors in summer 2020.

Students selected to participate will work directly with NASA research advisors on diverse projects for NASA Langley Research Center's Research and Engineering Directorates and NASA Wallops Flight Facility. Students will be selected for projects such as wind tunnel experiments/data analysis, small satellite hardware development, unmanned aerial systems, and environmental and water quality projects and more.

The STEM Takes Flight NASA Research Experience provides students with real-world, hands-on learning experiences while exposing them to the wide range of STEM career options at NASA. 

Qualified applicants are undergraduate STEM majors, including those pursuing technician degrees, who are at least a rising sophomore and not graduating prior to May 2020. They must be a U.S. Citizen, at least 18 years old, and a full or part-time student taking a minimum of six to nine credit hours. Selected students will receive a $5,000 stipend. Assistance in locating safe affordable housing is provided upon request