The NASA DEVELOP program is currently seeking applicants for its summer 2011 term.
DEVELOP is a paid NASA Science Mission Directorate Applied Sciences training and development program. Through DEVELOP students conduct science research projects that demonstrate to community leaders how NASA science measurements and predictions can be utilized to address local community concerns and public policy impacts. Each DEVELOP project employs remote sensing applications and is student led under the guidance and support of science advisors from NASA and partner agencies. Consistent with the goals of the Applied Sciences Program, these projects are designed to fit into one or more of NASA’s Applications of National Priority, which include air quality, agriculture, natural disasters, ecological forecasting, public health, water resources, weather and climate.
Students should expect to spend much of their time researching the scope of their project, employing NASA remote sensing information to address the needs of partners and end-users, as well as creating visualizations to properly display their data. Students will be expected to present their projects through PowerPoint and poster presentations.
Benefits of completing an internship through DEVELOP for Computer Science and Engineering students include:
- Hourly pay and flexible schedule (min of 30hrs/max of 35hrs per week during the spring)
- Educates students on how to properly present, promote, and (possibly) publish a finished project
- Utilize programming skills for data processing
- Helps students develop/improve research and communication skills
- Fosters creative free thinking in a professional team environment
- Puts students in contact with knowledgeable science advisors
- NASA DEVELOP internships are excellent resume and grad school application builders
The summer 2011 term will begin June 6 and end August 12. Dedicated students with a strong interest in remote sensing and/or earth sciences regardless of major are encouraged to apply. Applications must be postmarked by Monday February 28, 2011.
More information, the list of locations of DEVELOP programs, and the application can be found at http://develop.larc.nasa.gov/.
If you have any questions or desire further information please feel free to contact:
Student Director – NASA DEVELOP Program
Mobile County Health Department
251 N. Bayou St. – Room 407
Mobile, Al 36652
(251) 544-2123 firstname.lastname@example.org