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NASA Student Airborne Research Program (SARP)


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Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

Description:
The NASA Airborne Science Program invites highly motivated advanced undergraduates to apply for the 11th annual NASA Student Airborne Research Program (SARP). Students will work in multi-disciplinary teams to study surface, atmospheric, and oceanographic processes. Participants will fly onboard the NASA DC-8 airborne laboratory and assist in the operation of instruments to sample and measure atmospheric gases and to image land and water surfaces in multiple spectral bands. Along with airborne data collection, students will participate in taking measurements at field sites. Each student will complete an individual research project from the data collected. Outstanding faculty and staff for this program will be drawn from several universities and NASA centers, as well as from NASA flight operations and engineering personnel. Instrument and flight preparations, and the research flights themselves, will take place during the first two weeks of the program at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center, in Palmdale, CA. Post-flight data analysis and interpretation will take place during the final six weeks of the program at the University of California, Irvine. SARP participants will receive a $5,000 stipend, a travel allowance, and free housing and local transportation during the 8-week program.


Application Deadline: 1/30/2019
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Program Dates: 6/16/2019 - 8/9/2019

Participating Institution(s):
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NASA Ames Research Center (Lead)
NASA Dryden Flight Research Center
University of California, Irvine

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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Atmospheric Sciences
Biology
Chemistry
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Environmental Sciences
Marine Sciences & Oceanography
Mathematics
Physics
Spatial/Geographic Information Systems
STEM Fields

Keywords:
Air Quality
Algae Blooms
Atmospheric Chemistry
Climate Change
Coastal Ocean Sciences
Data Analysis
Earth System Science
Forest Ecology
Hydrocarbons
Remote Sensing

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


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