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Meet JPL Interns: Going the Distance

Meet JPL Interns: Going the Distance


Meet JPL Interns: Passion for Learning

Planetary science intern Jessica Nuñez plunges into new experiences-and new worlds-researching how life may have emerged.

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Science Fair Project Spins Up NASA Hurricane Study

With the help of a JPL researcher, 16-year-old Alice Zhai turned her science fair project into a published paper and the summer internship of a lifetime.

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Meet JPL Interns: Path to Discovery

Aspiring rock star turned family man turned JPL intern, Dallas Elleman shares his unlikely path that lead him to a once-in-a-lifetime summer internship.

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Meet JPL Interns: Exploring New Terrains

From cyber security to robotics for astronauts, college junior Ciara Lynton is running the internship gamut - and she has more up her sleeve.

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Meet JPL Interns: Engineered for Success

Returning intern Lorenia Jimenez shares how she landed a spot with a robotics team at JPL for the second summer in a row.

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Summer Internships Kick Off with Earth Science Mission Launch

JPL Earth science interns ready for launch and an influx of new data as NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 prepares to lift off.

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BLOG: What Inspires You?

In honor of the first giant leap and those to come, today's aspiring scientists and engineers -- JPL interns -- share the moments that inspire them.

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Record Numbers Arrive at JPL for Summer Internships

More than 750 students arrived this summer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory for internships in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.


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Meet JPL Interns: Reaching for the Stars

03/07/2013

Astronomy intern Alyx Stevens shares her experiences at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in a new video series about what it takes to be a JPL intern.

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Meet JPL Interns: Flying High

08/07/2013

JPL intern Brooke Goree goes to new heights testing the dynamics of high-altitude parachutes for NASA's Orion spacecraft, deisgned to take astronauts to exciting new destinations.

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Irvine School Wins Regional Science Bowl at JPL

02/04/2013

University High School of Irvine, Calif., will represent the Los Angeles area at the National Science Bowl competition in April.

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Curiosity Rover Team Celebrates Women in STEM

JPL celebrates Women's Curiosity Day in honor of the diverse team running NASA's Curiosity Mars rover, with female engineers and scientists doing most of mission's 90-plus roles.


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How Pi Makes NASA/JPL Go 'Round

03/14/2013

Celebrate Pi Day every day with a JPL Education infographic that highlights just some of the ways scientists and engineers use Pi and lets you take on a Pi challenge of your own.

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Blog: Earth to Intern

12/07/2012

He's already been a classical violinist and a professional snowboarder. Now mechanical/aerospace engineering student and Montana-native Andrew Crawford is learning what it's like to intern at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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Internship Pathways: Star is Born from Deep Space Rescue

Deep space communications expert Michela Muñoz Fernández got her start as a JPL intern who helped save NASA's Deep Space 1 mission to comet Borrelly.

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Summer Students Make an Impact

09/14/2012

Approximately 450 students came to JPL over the summer to participate in the more than 20 summer student research programs offered through JPL's Education Office.

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NASA Curiosity Mars Rover Landing Event Videos

08/05/2012

Catch up with Clara Ma, Leland Melvin, will.i.am and others featured on NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Landing Event broadcast as they share what's new in their universe.

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NASA Websites Merge Science Standards, Content

09/27/2013

A new tool linking Next Generation Science Standards with content on three NASA educational websites makes it easier to bring Agency missions and science into the classroom.

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JPL's Got One in the (Nerd) Game

02/28/2013

JPL Planetary Protection Engineer Moogega Cooper is a superhero and she plays one on TV, as one of the 5 finalists in TBS's King of the Nerds.

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Students Demonstrate How To Get Images From Lunar Orbit

06/08/2012

Middle-school students and their teachers gathered in Washington to demonstrate science lessons and highlight images they took using MoonKAM on NASA’s GRAIL spacecraft.

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Student Robotics Teams Head to World Championships

Teams from California and Chile won the right to progress at the FIRST Robotics Competition Los Angeles Regional Qualifier held March 21 and 22 in Long Beach, Calif.

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University High School Bowls Over Competition at JPL

University High School of Irvine, Calif., beat out 23 other local high schools in an all-day, "buzzer-beater"-style Science Bowl held at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. 

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Earth Day Chat for Students

04.21.2011

Watch this 30-minute video chat where a NASA/JPL scientist answered pre-submitted student questions about solid Earth and climate.

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Women Inspire Project

03/07/2012

High school students interview three inspirational women at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in honor of Women’s History Month 2012.

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Arcadia High School Surfs Over Competition at JPL

Arcadia High School of Arcadia, Calif., beat 23 other California high schools in an all-day buzzer-beater-style Ocean Sciences Bowl held at JPL.

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Museum Alliance Lands More Than 500 Partners

05/23/2012

Offering a treasure trove of NASA resources to its museum, planetarium and science center partners since 2003, the Museum Alliance spreads the wonder of space and science far and wide.

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Mission Makers - Planetary Science Summer School

12/13/2011

A team of distinguished postdocs and graduate students learns what its like to design a space mission in just five days as part of NASA's Planetary Science Summer School program at JPL.

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Professor Inspires with Help from NASA Curriculum Improvement Program, CIPAIR

12/12/2011

With a little help from NASA, college professor Amelito Enriquez gives underserved students the inspiration to reach beyond expectations.

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Countdown to Launch Begins for Former JPL Intern

11/21/2011

He launched an astonishing career at JPL then helped launch one of NASA's most ambitious missions all the way to Mars.

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Meet JPL Interns: My Summer at JPL

11/10/2011

As a high school student, Deepak Atyam spent two summers as an INSPIRE intern at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He shares some of his favorite memories in this photo essay.

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JPL Summer of Innovation

11/08/2011

In summer 2011, more than 5,000 students and 600 educators took part in the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Summer of Innovation program.

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JPL Teacher Interns Discover Teaching Careers

09/01/2011

They came to JPL to gets hands-on research experience with real scientists and engineers and they left with new teaching careers.

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JPL Interns Put to Work on NASA's Flagship Missions

06/29/2011

Summer interns in 2011 quite literally prepare for liftoff as major missions take flight at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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Community College Students Simulate Rover Mission

05/03/2011

Thirty-nine community colleges students visited JPL for a three-day

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Students Participate in ‘Be a Space Web Editor for a Day’ Activity

05/02/2011

JPLers and their children (in grades 3 through 12) visited JPL's Library for Take Your Child to Work Day so students could pick their favorite space images, write their own creative captions and learn how to build a web page.

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Live Event: Voyager’s 33-Year Journey

04/25/2011

Schools around the United States ask questions about the farthest human-made objects in space, the twin Voyager spacecraft, during a NASA Television program on April 28, 2011.

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Afterschool Students Become 'Space Editors for a Day'

04/04/2011

JPL and LA's BEST, a Los Angeles-based afterschool enrichment program, teamed up to bring the wonders of space exploration to students.

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Student Teams Compete in FIRST Robotics

03/21/2011

Sixty-four high school teams will compete in the 20th season of the Los Angeles regional FIRST Robotics competition March 25 and 26,2011, at the Long Beach Convention Center.

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Meet JPL Interns: What Was the Best Part of Your JPL Internship?

03/22/2011

Former NASA/JPL high school intern Carrine Johnson talks about her summer internship working with a large rover.

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JPL's LEGO Robotics Competition

03/07/2011

Student teams from nine local elementary, middle and high schools put their software-enabled, battery-powered LEGO robots against the clock in the 5th Annual Southern California Robotics Competition at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in Pasadena, Calif., on March 15, 2011.

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Rover Chat for Students

01/24/2011

NASA/JPL engineer Nagin Cox answers questions from students about Mars exploration and rovers during a live web chat on January 27, 2011.

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Web Chat: Earthquake Chat for Students

03/18/2011

The 25-minute chat for students includes video clips and images that show how NASA monitors earthquakes.

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Students Bounce to Top at JPL Competition

12/13/2010

Magnolia Science Academy, Carson, Calif., led by mentor Yunis Karaca and student captain Robert Butler, picked up top honors at the annual Invention Challenge, held Dec. 10 at JPL.

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Meet JPL Interns: Rover Undergrad

03/05/2009

Internships at JPL helped one woman build her career as a software engineer working on robotics.

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EPOXI Comet Encounter

11/04/2010

Watch an archive video showing NASA TV coverage of the EPOXI Mission flyby of comet Hartley 2 on Nov. 4, 2010.

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Undergrads Are Ringside for Comet Flyby

11/04/2010

Six college interns at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory were front and center as first-ever, close-up views of comet Hartley 2 popped up on large monitors in the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's mission control.

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JPL-Mentored Robotics Team Meets The President

10/28/2010

Three members of the all-girl Rock N' Roll Robots team that won the most prestigious award at the 2010 FIRST Robotics Championships traveled to the White House Science Fair to meet President Obama and demonstrate two robots that are their pride and joy.

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Astronaut Leland Melvin to Lead NASA Education

10/12/2010

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced the selection of Leland D. Melvin as the agency's new associate administrator for education.

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Meet JPL Interns: Going Places: Ann Bui

10/04/2010

Environmental Biology major and five-time JPL intern Ann Bui has won an environmental fellowship at her college that will combine her rainfall research at JPL with her interest in vulnerable ecosystems.

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A 'Tail' to Tell

09/20/2010

Two high school students have a cosmic story to share about what they did during their summer internship at JPL.

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Science Teachers Are 'STAR' Interns at JPL

09/08/2010

Nine aspiring science teachers have a chance to get hands-on with their research passions as part of the CSU-STAR program at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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Visiting JPL for the First Time

08/24/2010

Zoe Bentley, a young planetary science and NASA enthusiast, visits the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. and shares her experiences as a first-time visitor.

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Meet JPL Interns: Disability Inspired His Vision

08/18/2010

JPL summer intern David Hayden won a major prize in a Microsoft-sponsored competition for a device that helps low-vision students keep up with peers in classroom note-taking. Hayden is legally blind.

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Meet JPL Interns: A Passion for Scientific Research

08/11/2010

After her freshman year in college, Sherrisse Bryant began doing laboratory research during the summer. After that experience, she didn't want to stop!

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Summer of Innovation Heats Up Summer Learning

07/30/2010

As part of NASA's Summer of Innovation, JPL has been conducting educator workshops and providing resources for a range of summer learning providers.

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Meet JPL Interns: Senior Year Can Wait -- I'm Working at JPL!

07/26/2010

High school intern Jessica Liang shares her experiences this summer working with the Mars Public Engagement team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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Meet JPL Interns: Computer Science Intern Connects Real & Virtual Space

07/14/2010

Heriberto Reynoso's internship is taking him one step closer to the moon. He is building software that will help engineers on a proposed mission called MoonRise.

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How I Became Interested in Exogeology

07/07/2010

Arizona 13-year-old Zoe Bentley explains the wonders of Exogeology, the study of planets, and her plans to pursue a career as a NASA planetary scientist.

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Seventh Graders Find a Cave on Mars

06/17/2010

California middle school students using the camera on NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter have found lava tubes with one pit that appears to be a skylight to a cave.

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JPL Summer Interns Meet the Mentors

06/25/2010

The common key ingredient in intern mentors at JPL is that they want to give guidance to those interested in pursuing science and engineering careers.

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JPL Welcomes 2010 Summer Interns

06/18/2010

More than 300 students descend on the lab, ready for hands-on internships and the chance to work on NASA missions and research.

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Science Projects Launch JPL's Summer of Innovation

06/17/2010

Los Angeles area students presented and displayed their science fair projects during JPL's Student Showcase on June 12, 2010.

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Minority Education Summer Students Arrive at JPL

06/14/2010

Thirty-three students hailing from as far away as Puerto Rico and Hawaii kicked off their summer internships with JPL's Minority Education Office in Pasadena, Calif.

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Live Event: NASA Kicks Off Its Summer of Innovation Initiative

06/10/2010

NASA personalities share their experiences during the official kickoff to the Agency’s Summer of Innovation initiative at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., on Thursday, June 10.

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Web Chat: How Does NASA Study Earth's Climate

04/22/2010

During a live web chat, Annmarie Eldering, JPL deputy project scientist for NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 mission, answers questions from students in grades 3 through 8 about how NASA is studying Earth's climate.

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NASA Administrator Visits Afterschool Program

04/13/2010

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden visited LA's BEST afterschool program at Gratts Elementary near Downtown Los Angeles on April 7, 2010.

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Meet JPL Interns: Cosmic Dust Detective

03/09/2010

This physics doctoral candidate helps decipher cosmic puzzles by day, and balances research and family life by night.

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Live Event: Students Compete Using Lego Robotics

03/04/2010

Watch school teams test the prowess of their student-built, software-enabled Lego robots during the annual Southern California NASA Explorer Schools Robotics Competition March 9, 2010.

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Web Chat: Earthquakes – How, Where and Why?

03/02/2010

NASA/JPL geophysicist Margaret Glasscoe answers questions about earthquakes and plate tectonics during a live web chat for middle- and high-school students and their teachers.

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Meet JPL Interns: Student Helps Develop 'Lab on a Chip'

01/04/2010

It's a world of the infinitesimal. Nano-liters of material flow through micro-channels etched into a wafer-thin circle of glass.

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Meet JPL Interns: Student Shares Web 2.0 Research

12/23/2009

There was a decidedly social twist to this year's American Geophysical Union science conference in San Francisco.

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Climate Change Rains Down on JPL Undergrads

12/10/2009

Two JPL college interns delving into California's rainfall records have uncovered some interesting findings that may be linked to climate change.

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Become a Fan of NASA's Space Place

10/09/2009

Stay connected with NASA’s popular website featuring games and activities for upper elementary age kids, their teachers and parents on Facebook. 

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Meet JPL Interns: Student of the Stars

05/11/2009

A love of astronomy helped one college student set a course for a variety of science internships at JPL.

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Meet JPL Interns: Right on Track

09/25/2008

College student Gisselle Cunningham's summer stint on a JPL robotics project was the perfect fit.

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Meet JPL Interns: Picture This

09/25/2008

Returning for his fourth summer at JPL, Victor Mejia's focus this year: Writing software for JPL scientists.

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