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Center for Lunar Science and Exploration Announces 2011 Intern Class

March 24, 2011

Lunar InternsThe Center for Lunar Science and Exploration of the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) and NASA Johnson Space Center is pleased to announce the 2011 class of Lunar Exploration Summer Interns. The program provides students with an opportunity to be involved in lunar exploration activities, thus effectively training a new generation of space exploration leaders. Working in teams, the interns will identify sites on the Moon's surface where the nation's lunar science priorities can be accomplished with robotic and human exploration missions.

The 10-week program runs May 31 through August 5, 2011. Applications were accepted from graduate students in geology, planetary science, and related programs, as well as undergraduates with at least 50 semester hours of credit in those fields.

Now in its fourth year, the program continues to produce successful outcomes. Last year’s interns submitted seven abstracts that were accepted for presentation at the 42nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.  Additionally, the 2008 intern team recently published a peer-reviewed paper that outlines the strategic advantages of a mission to the Schrödinger Basin on the Moon.

The Lunar Exploration Summer Intern Program is supported with funding from the LPI and the NASA Lunar Science Institute at NASA Ames Research Center.

Congratulations to the 10 students chosen to participate in this year's program:

David Blair, Purdue University
Sarah Crites, University of Hawaii
Myriam Lemelin, Université de Sherbrooke
Daniela Nowka, Freie Universität Berlin
Agata Przepiorka, Space Research Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences
Stephanie Quintana, Colorado School of Mines
Carolyn Roberts, SUNY at Buffalo
Kirby Runyon, Temple University
Claudia Santiago, University of Texas-El Paso
Tiziana Trabucchi, University of New Brunswick

For more information, visit
Lunar Exploration Summer Intern Program


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Last updated March 24, 2011