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• BAE Systems, Inc. • Community CollegeSystem of NH • Dartmouth College
• McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center • Mount Washington Observatory • Plymouth State Univ.
• The Margret and H.A. Rey Center • UNH (NHSGC office) NH Affiliates across New Hampshire... Contact NHSGC...

Student Internships

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Meet the 2014-15

Joseph Jensen is a 2nd-year graduate student in Space Physics, working in Dr. Jimmy Raeder's Theoretical Plasma Physics lab. His research: "Large Localized Poynting Fluxes in the Earth's Ionosphere During Periods of Geomagnetic Calm."


Natalie Kashi is a 1st-year graduate student in the Natural Resources
and the Environment program. Her research:  Nitrogen and Phosphorus Controls on Methane (CH4) Production Across a Permafrost Thaw Gradient. Read more...


Christopher Lyon is a 4th-year Ph.D. student Chemistry, working in Dr. Erik Berda's Polymer Science Chemistry laboratory. His research: Facile Preparation of Adaptive Nanostructures


Devon O'Rourke is a 1st-year graduate student in Microbiology working in Dr. Vaughn Cooper's lab.

His research: Adaptation, mutation supply, and evolution of synergy in biofilm communities


Amanda Madden is a 4th-year Ph.D. student in Space Physics program, working in Dr. James Ryan's Neutron Imaging Lab. Her research: Advanced Statistical Methods Applied to Imaging Neutron Spectrometers


STEAM Teacher Opportunity
STEAM Educator Workshop
Making an Impact in STEAM, a workshop for middle school educators, Aug. 1-6, Orlando, Fla. Travel & Stipend available. More info…

Student Opportunity
Xploration Outer Space: Student Astronaut Contest
Xploration Outer Space, partnered with Project PoSSUM, will support one winning student in a Scientist-Astronaut training program. For students age 16+ (HS or Undergraduates). Read more...

Faculty Opportunity
Marshall Faculty Fellowship Program
Marshall Space Flight Center is offering faculty fellowships for qualified STEM faculty at U.S. colleges and universities to conduct research with NASA colleagues during a ten-week residential progarm in Huntsville, Ala. Read more...

STEM Teacher Opportunity
FOCUS Engineering Academy for STEM Teachers
FOCUS (Facilitating Ongoing Content Understanding in STEM) is a three-day professional development academy for middle school teachers of STEM disciplines, facilitated by the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, in partnership with CT Space Grant Consortium. Academy is June 29 - Aug. 1, 2015. Read more...

Student Opportunity
eXploration Habitat 2016 Academic Innovation Challenge
X-Hab Academic Innovation Challenge invites university teams to join this design competition. NASA Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) will offer multiple awards of $10-30k to design and produce functional products of interest to AES division. Application deadline: April 30, 2015. Read more...

Student Opportunity
Helicopter/UAS Workshop
This opportunity for classroom instruction and a hands-on opportunity to earn why helicopters behave as they do during flight operations. Workshop participants will also receive instruction on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, UAS. Students will be capable of calibrating, setting up and programming UAS followed by actually flying UAS. Application deadline: April 23, 2015. Read more...

Student Opportunity
Aerospace States Assn. Scholarships
ASA Scholarships are for entering sophomores or juniors in an undergraduate program in physical sciences, enginneering, aviation or aerospace related careers. Scholarship is for fall 2016. Application deadline: April 30, 2015. Read more...

Graduate Student Opportunity
Airport Cooperative Research Prog. Grad. Research
An opportunity for college freshmen students to learn how to launch level 1 and 2 high-powered rockets. The 4 week program will be helds July 6-31 at Kennedy Space Center. Some travel funds available. Students receive a stipend of $600/week. 20 slots available. Read more...

Student Opportunity
Kennedy Space Ctr. Launching 2 Learn
An opportunity for college freshmen students to learn how to launch level 1 and 2 high-powered rockets. The 4 week program will be helds July 6-31 at Kennedy Space Center. Some travel funds available. Students receive a stipend of $600/week. 20 slots available. Read more...

Faculty Fellowship Opportunity
NASA Glenn Summer Faculty Fellowships
NASA Glenn Research Ctr. in Cleveland, OH, is accepting applications for a summer 2015 STEM Faculty Fellowship Program. Read more...

Student Opportunity
Rock On 2015 Workshop
June 2-25, 2015. Teams of students build a sounding rocket payload to be launched at NASA Wallops Flight Facility. Register by May 1, 2015. Read more...

Student Opportunity
NASA Aeronautics Scholarships
Undergraduates with at least 2 yrs. of study are eligible for scholarships (up to $15,000/yr.) and a summer internship ($1000 stipend). Apply by Mar. 31, 2015. Read more...

Student Opportunity
NASA/APL Summer Internships
The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory is recruiting the next generation of explorers to join their 10-week summer Space Exploration internship program. Apply by Feb. 28, 2015. Read more...

Student Opportunity
Microgravity Neutral Boyancy Experiment Design
Micro-g NExT challenges teams of undergraduate students to build prototypes of spacewalk tools and test their prototypes in simulated microgravity environment. Apply by Jan. 28, 2015. Read more...

Teacher Opportunity
Liftoff 2015 Teacher Workshop
An Aerospace workshop for teachers of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, grades 4-12, with minimum of 1 year teaching experience. Sponsored by Texas Space Grant Consortium, the workshop will be held June 28-July 3, 2015, in Houston, Tx. Read more...

Student Opportunity
NASA CubeQuest Challenge
Marshall Space Flight Center

Register now for NASA's Cube Quest Challenge, a first-in-space competition that offers NASA's largest-ever purse. Competitors have a shot at a share of the prize money and an opportunity to participate in space exploration and technology development. Read more...

Student/Faculty Opportunity
Dept. of Energy National Laboratories
Internships/Visiting Faculty

Opportunities for direct engagement in scientific research and technology at Dept. of Energy Labs/Facilities. Open to undergraduate students enrolled at community colleges and/or four-year institutions, and for visiting faculty. The three programs accepting applications are:
• Science Undergraduate Lab Internships
• Community College Internships 
• Visiting Faculty Program
Application Deadline: Jan. 9, 2015, 5pm ET

Student Opportunity
3D Printing in Space Challenge
Challenging students in grades K-12 to design a space tool to be 3D printed. Create and submit a digital 3D model of a tool that you think astronauts need in space. If you win, your design will become a part of space history as one of the first things ever to be 3D Printed in Space. Entry deadline: December 15, 2014. Read more...

Student/Faculty Opportunity
NASA CubeSat Launch Initiative
The NASA CubeSat initiative, part of the White House Maker Initiative, gives students, teachers and faculty a chance for hands-on flight hardware and development experience. Designing, building and operating small research satellites opens up a low-cost pathway to space for research in science, exploration, tech. development, education or operations related to NASA's strategic plan.

Selected experiments will be flown as auxiliary payloads on agency rocket launches or deployed from the International Space Station (ISS). NASA hopes to extend this to all 50 states in the next 5 yrs. To that end, NASA is particularly focused on D.C., Puerto Rico, AK, DE, GA, ID, IA, KS, ME, MN, MS, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NC, OK, OR, SC, SD, WA, WV, and WY.

Application deadline: Nov. 25, 2014, 4:30pm EST.
For more information and to apply...

Student Spaceflight Experiment Program (SSEP)
SSEP - Mission 8 to the International Space Station
This STEM education opportunity immerses grade 5-14 students in an authentic, high visibility research experience, where student teams design and propose real microgravity experiments to fly in low Earth orbit on the International Space Station (ISS).

Participating communities receive a microgravity research mini-laboratory capable of supporting one experiment, and all launch services to fly it to Space Station in Fall 2015, and return is safely to Earth for student analysis.

A 9-week experiment design competition (Feb- Apr 2015) allows student teams to design/propose experiments vying for their mini-lab on Space Station. Included is an art/design competition for a Mission Patch.

Inquiry deadline: November 15, 2014.
Desgn proposal phase: February 23 to April 24, 2015
Flight selection by May 28, 2015.

Contact: Dr. Jeff Goldstein, 301-395-0770;
For more information and to apply...

Student Team Competition
NASA Student Launch Initiative
In this researched-based, competitive, experiential activity, teams from middle and high schools, colleges and universities, and non-academic groups will spend eight months to design, construct, and fly payloads and vehicle components and/or to design, construct, and operate ground support equipment. The student launch will be held April 7-11, 2015, in Huntsville, Alabama. Application deadline: Oct. 6, 2014.
For more information and to apply...

Student Team Competition
NASA's 6th Annual Robotic Mining Competition
Registration is now open the NASA Robotic Mining Competition, a challenge for university-level students to design and build a mining robot that can traverse simulated Martian chaotic terrain, excavate Martian regolith, and deposit it into a collector bin. Regolith collection time: 10 mins. For more information...

Student Team Opportunity
Call for Student Payloads:
High Altitude Student Platform (HASP

NASA Balloon Program Office and Louisiana Space Consortium are soliciting student groups to apply for a "seat" on the 2015 HASP flight. Teleconference: Nov. 14. Applications due December 19, 2014. For more information...

Educator Workshop (K-Higher Ed)
NASA Stennis Educator Workshops
NASA Educator Resource Center at Stennis Space Center (Pearlington, MS) is offering professional development workshops for K-12 educators. Teachers can receive CEUs. Workshops are free. Topics: physical science, life science, biology, mathematics, technology, engineering and more.
For more information and application...

Educator Workshop (K-Higher Ed)
The History of Winter (HOW)
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's Cryospheric education program for K-Higher Education educators, in collaboration with Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL), is offering a winter workshop focused on the world of cryospheric science research.
Workshop date: February 15-21, 2015.
For more information and application...

University Design Competition
Issues Facing Airports
A Cooperative Research Competition sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

The competition challenges both individuals and teams of undergraduate and graduate students with a faculty advisor to address issues facing airports and the National Airspace System. The four broad challenge areas, guidelines for the 2014-15 competition, and resources are posted on the competiton website, below.
Submissions are due April 30, 2015..
More information, challenges, and 2014-15 guidelines...

UNH Fellowships
NH Space Grant Graduate Fellowships at UNH

Announcing our 2014-2015 UNH Space Grant Fellows:
- Joseph Jensen, Physics (J. Raeder, advisor)
- Natalie Kashi, NRESS (R. Varner, advisor)
- Christopher Lyon, Chemistry (E. Burda, advisor)
- Amanda Madden, Physics (J. Ryan, advisor)
- Devon O'Rourke, Microbiology & Genetics    
   (V. Cooper, advisor)

The New Hampshire Space Grant Consortium annually awards up to 2 fellowships for graduate study in NASA-related disciplines at UNH. NASA-related disciplines cover a broad spectrum of fields, including: space physics; astrophysics; science education; computer science; engineering; Earth, ocean, atmospheric, or life sciences, which utilize space technology and/or adopt a "planetary" view of the global environment.

Past recipients have been enrolled in degree programs in the Depts. of Earth Sciences, Physics, Natural Resources, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Engineering. Awards provide up to one academic year (Fall 2014-Spring 2015) stipend & tuition support for Master's or Ph.D. students.
Past NH Space Grant Fellows...

Space Grant Undergraduate Internships
MSDC Seeks NH Space Grant Interns
McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center is seeking undergraduate students majoring in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM fields) to work as interns on STEM-based curricula and to serve as lead teachers in summer day camps. Read more...

NASA Student Opportunity
NASA Langley Aerospace Research Student Scholars
Summer 2014

Natl. Inst. of Aerospace invites applications for Langley Aerospace Research Student Scholars (LARSS) Program for summer 2014. All majors accepted. The LARSS program hosts over 200 interns annually. This PAID internship has been ranked among the top ten best internshps in the nation. Read more...

NASA Student Opportunity
Aircraft Readiness Engineering Workshop
June 22-27, 2014

Students will work with Dept. of Defense engineers from the Navy Fleet Readiness Center in Havelock, N.C.
Open to students who have completed 1 yr. of college, U.S. citizens. $1300 registration fee includes room & board. Read more...

NASA Student Opportunity
Rock On! 2014 Workshop
NASA Wallops Flight Facility is hosting a 7th annual workshop on building sounding rocket payloads. A hands-on experience for college students (and faculty members), supported by Co. & Va. Space Grants.
Register by May 2, 2014.

NASA Student Opportunity
NASA Ames Research Center Internships
A number of Space Life Sciences Training Program Internships are available for upper-division undergraduates majoring in areas of engineering and biology. Interns will work in small teams with NASA Ames Research Center mentor. Application period is now open. Apply by March 15, 2014.

NASA Student Opportunity
NASA Community College Aerospace Scholarships
Chandra X-Ray Observatory program seeks a few talented interns to assist in engineering analysis and software tool development for the Chandra Flight Operations Team.

Chandra interns will assist the Northrop Grumman Flight Operations Team in analysis and software development in support of the Chandra X-ray Observatory mission.  Chandra was launched in 1999 and is the third of NASA's Great Observatories.  Interns will work side-by-side with Northrop engineers at the Chandra Operations Control Center in Cambridge MA.  Work will include analysis of spacecraft data and/or development of software tools and web utilities to be used in operations of the vehicle. 

Required Skills
Required skills vary by project, however, all candidates must have a basic education in physics, mathematics, computer science or engineering. As time and skill-sets allow, Chandra interns may be able to work on more than one of these projects:
 Generating Mobile Friendly Web Pages for Access to Engineering Data
Testing Support for Upgraded Telemetry Analysis and Distribution System
Telemetry Tool/Web Page Development
Documentation and Usability
Application information…