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Arcadia High School Takes First Place at Science Bowl

Arcadia High School Takes First Place at Science Bowl

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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Mini Rovers Hold Big Promise for Community College Students

Four miniature rovers will go head-to-head this week at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, as community college students across the state – and one from Hawaii – get a first-hand look at what it’s like to work on a robotic space mission.

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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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Meet JPL Interns: Going the Distance

Once longing to escape the drug cartels that had taken hold of her native Mexico, rising star Isis Frausto-Vicencio is now living her dream as a JPL intern and encouraging others to do the same.

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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: 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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Meet JPL Interns: Reaching for the Stars


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


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


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


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


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


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


Catch up with Clara Ma, Leland Melvin, 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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'


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


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?


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


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


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


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


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


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

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EPOXI Comet Encounter


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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!


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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?


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'


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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