year the CaSGC provides NASA Academy support to senior level
undergraduates and graduate students enrolled at the California
Space Grant Affiliate campuses. The United States NASA Academy
is a unique educational, training, and research resource for
college undergraduate and graduate students, dedicated to
promoting current and future opportunities for innovation
and leadership in aerospace related careers. Through this
summer internship program, exceptional students are shown
how the success of the program results from the interaction
of government, academia, and the private sector, each playing
a critical and different role in the U.S. aerospace program.
Application information can be obtained at http://www.nasa-academy.nasa.gov
must be attending a California Space Grant Consortium affiliate
College or Univeristy to apply for the NASA Academy for California.
See the list of affiliate on the link above.
NASA Academy Objectives are as follows:
support and enhance the general objectives and mission of
make available to the selected students guided access to
extensive resources at the participating NASA Research and
Space Flight Centers and their infrastructure, science,
technology, and organizational and managerial expertise.
provide a unique, intensive, and rigorous educational and
training curriculum related to the organization of NASA,
its in-house science and technology projects, its collaboration
with other National centers, industry, and academia, and
its extensive technology transfer programs.
facilitate access to, and dissemination of valuable information
on career development paths, financial support, technical
writing standards, intellectual property, etc.
create an environment that fosters creativity, personal
initiative, and leadership qualities, together with group
mentality, teamwork, and professional ethics.
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