LPI Intern Stories 2023: A Free, Virtual Program for Students, Parents, and Educators

July 24, 2023

LPI Intern Stories 2023: A Free, Virtual Program for Students, Parents, and Educators

Every summer, college students from around the world join scientists at the Lunar and Planetary Institute and NASA’s Johnson Space Center to work on exciting planetary science research. Internships help young scientists gain research experience, develop professional skills, and network with experts in the field.

So how do you become an intern? And what’s it like to do a summer research project? Join us for LPI Intern Stories 2023 to find out! The 60-minute program will be held on August 2 at 7 p.m. EDT/6 p.m. CDT/5 p.m. MDT/4 p.m. PDT.

During LPI Intern Stories 2023, you will hear from LPI summer interns about how they applied and prepared for their internship, their ongoing experiences, and how the internship has helped them. Middle and high schoolers, undergraduate students, parents, and educators are encouraged to tune in for this free virtual program!

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Presenter Bios:

Danielle Kallenborn

I am Danielle Kallenborn. In October, I am beginning my fourth year at Imperial College London in England, where I study Earth and Planetary Science with a focus on Geophysics. This summer, I am looking at the basin crater rays produced by ejecta from the Schrödinger basin on the Moon.

Jared McCallion

My name is Jared McCallion. I’m starting my junior year at Rowan University, where I study Geographic Information Science, Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management, and Geoscience. This summer, I’m performing quantitative analysis on lunar landing site surface parameters.

Kyla Malo

Hi! I’m Kyla Malo, and I’m going into my final year of Biochemistry/Biotechnology with a physics minor at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. This summer, I am helping develop a DNA sequencing protocol to monitor bioremediation of martian regolith simulants for off-world agriculture.

Elana Alevy

Hi, I’m Elana Alevy. I study geology and conduct research on anomalous meteorites at Colby College. This summer, I’m working at NASA’s Johnson Space Center to analyze presolar grains in a primitive meteorite sample.

Candice De Anda

My name is Candice De Anda, and I am starting my senior year at California State University, Long Beach as a geology major. This summer, I am studying the mineralogy of eskers in a Mars analog environment in order to better identify similar features on Mars.

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