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To: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors & Graduate Students
Fr: Lauren Stolper, director of FASA/CDC
Re: NASA Paid Summer Internships
NASA is still actively recruiting interns for its paid summer internship program! Internships are available in a wide variety of disciplines including engineering, physics, astronomy, life and earth sciences, and even some in business and finance. US citizenship/permanent residency is required. International students should go to this link to find about tabour opportunities: https://intern.nasa.gov/non-us-opportunities/index.html.
The deadline is March 1st. To apply, visithttp://intern.nasa.gov to complete your base application and apply for up to 15 specific internship opportunities. This means one “common app” will allow you to apply for up to 15 opportunities!
Hundreds of internship opportunities are still available! In addition to the locations below check this link to find out about other locations for NASA summer internships: https://intern.nasa.gov/ossi/web/public/main/index.cfm?solarAction=view&subAction=content&contentCode=HOME_PAGE_INTERNSHIPS.
Note that Graduate Students should speak with their advisor to determine how to work such an internship into their research program.
— NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center anticipates hosting at least 400 student interns this summer —-
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., leads the world in scientific discovery and understanding. Goddard is the home of innovative Earth science, astrophysics, heliophysics and planetary science. The center’s diverse and talented team is responsible for each breakthrough emerging from Goddard laboratories. From high school interns to accomplished Nobel Prize winners, each member of the Goddard team plays a vital role in mission success.
Goddard is a science and engineering Center, with enabling technologies like computer science and IT management, to support missions to explore and observe the Earth from space, the study of the sun, exploration of the solar system, and to address big questions such as the origins of life on Earth.
GSFC studies the Earth from space with missions like the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission, or GPM. GPM is an international satellite mission to provide next-generation observations of rain and snow worldwide every three hours, and is scheduled for launch on February 27th.
GSFC studies the Universe and is now building the James Webb Space Telescope. Scheduled for launch in 2018, the JWST is a large space observatory that will operate in an orbit some 1 million miles from Earth to find the first galaxies that formed in the early universe.
—- NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory anticipates hosting internships covering at least 45 different research topics! —-
We offer internships and fellowships for undergraduate and graduate students throughout the year. Students are engaged in research projects under the guidance of JPL scientists and engineers, and experience the process of research as a creative intellectual activity. Our goal is to further students’ pursuit of careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Research projects are offered in areas such as computer science, robotics, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, astrophysics, electrical engineering, as well as planetary, geological and biological sciences.
In August 2013, JPL was named one of “The 10 Most Awesome College Labs of 2013” by Popular Science.
To learn more about the research conducted at JPL or to contact us please visit:http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/,
This needs to be more popular than it is.
King of the nerds throne acquisition training.
King of the Normies anyone?
I really don’t know! Who gets eliminated has a high random component. But it’s going to be someone who is cool under pressure. I lean towards Katie. She is well-rounded enough to survive as well as seems level-headed enough to avoid doing anything crazy.
Number 1 complaint of twentysomething African women: Makeup is 6x more expensive than in the US. (from Bitcoin Miami)
Two ways to do the picking teams nerdoff
Given: It should be a BAD THING to not be picked. Meaning that if you’re not picked you’re either:
The unpicked chooses any other contestant for 1vs1 for the choosen contestant’s spot. This way the unpicked is still given a little extra to save themselves from the jaws of death (allow the unpicked to choose the contestant the next morning).
Each team selects one contestant (from their own team) to go into the nerdoff. So there are three nerds. The unpicked, the selected contestant from team A, and the selected contestant from team B. Then the unpicked, person-from-team-A, and person-from-team-B do a round-robin rock-paper-scissors. The winner of the rock-paper-scissors round-robin does not go into the first nerdoff. And the final two battle it out.
How to do the final nerd-off (to determine the king)
Given: All of the previous contestants are back. And each eliminated contestant must “choose an allegiance” that will influence the outcome.
This is really quite easy. The final two contenders become the team captains. For season 1 this would have been “Team Genevieve” and “Team Celeste”. Then Team Celeste and Team Genevieve go into a standard Nerd War. Because there are 11 people split between the two teams, the teams will be unbalanced. For generality, lets say there are M people on Team Genevieve and N people on team Celeste, where M < N.
To make the nerdwar fair, the nerdwar will be M vs M people. So all members of Team Genevieve go into the Nerd War, and on Team Celeste, N-M people to sit out. The people who sit-out will be chosen by Celeste.
Alternatively, if M vs M is too many, you could make it K vs K people where K < M < N. And each team selects K teammates to go into the final nerd war.
KOTN goodness in 9 hours! I’ll be live in Los Angeles with with season2 nerds. Will tweet premiere on @virgilgr #nerdsrule (TBS wants us to use #nerdsrule, oblige them and the chances for season 3 increase.)