Status Report

Applications Being Accepted for NASA Academy

By SpaceRef Editor
December 29, 2006
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The NASA Academy is an intensive, residential, ten-week summer leadership development program for university level students. Activities throughout the summer include laboratory research work, a group project, lectures, meetings with experts and administrators, visits to NASA centers and space-related industries, technical writing, and presentations. Students learn how NASA and its centers operate, gain experience in world-class laboratories and participate in leadership development and relationship building activities. Upon graduation, Academy participants are inducted into the NASA Academy Alumni Association (NAAA), whose goal is to promote NASA, the NASA Academy, research and space education.

To be eligible to apply, students must be rising juniors or seniors at the undergraduate level or be at the early graduate level in an accredited U.S. college or university. Applicants must also be majoring in engineering, science, mathematics, computer science or other areas of interest to NASA. They must have a minimum of a B average. Applicants must also be U.S. citizens or permanent residents as of May 2007. Students with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation services. Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications are due Jan. 16, 2007.

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