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Student Airborne Science Activation Summer Program


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Academic Level:
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Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore

Description:
The NASA Student Airborne Science Activation (SaSa) program invites highly motivated first- and second-year undergraduates at eligible universities to participate in an 8-week summer research experience in the D.C., Virginia, and Maryland area. The full-time internship includes a competitive stipend, housing, and travel. 25 participants will gain hands-on research experience in all components of a scientific research campaign, including flying onboard the NASA P-3 research aircraft to collect land, ocean, and atmospheric measurements. Watch the video to learn more about our partner institutions and inaugural program.

We welcome students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) & Earth, Ocean, Geoscience, or Atmospheric Sciences. Students from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Please email questions to arc-sasa@mail.nasa.gov.


Participating Institution(s):
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NASA (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Aerospace Engineering
Astronomy & Astrophysics
Environmental Sciences
Geography
Geological Sciences
Marine Sciences & Oceanography
Mathematics
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Physics
STEM Fields

Keywords:
Atmospheric Chemistry
Climate
Climate Change
Earth System Science
Geography
Geosciences

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This program is funded by:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)


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