VtSGC Sponsored NASA Internships and Workshops
NASA Summer 2018 Internships –
The Summer 2018 NASA internship application period opens on Wednesday, 10/18/2017 and closes on Thursday, 03/01/2018. Submit Internship Applications at https://intern.nasa.gov/ We strongly advise you to apply early!
NASA Internships 2017
Goddard Space Flight Center – Summer 2017
Ryan Grindle, Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, University of Vermont
Louise Weed, Physics, Middlebury College
NASA Langley Research Center – Summer 2017
Madeline Pomicter, Mechanical Engineering, University of Vermont
Jason Pearl, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Vermont
2017 North Carolina/Connecticut Space Grant Consortium
At Central Connecticut State University, June 18 – 23, 2017
In collaboration with Kaman Aerospace and Sikorsky
Student participants Along with classroom instruction on aerodynamics and helicopter and UAV flight behavior and operation, the students visited Sikorsky and Pratt and Whitney for a tour of their facilities. Workshop participants designed and constructed radio controlled coaxial helicopters, then on the last day, tested their flight capabilities through a series of in-flight maneuvers. The ability to perform a vertical takeoff and landing was also a part of the design, build and flight evaluation.
Elias Levinson, Mechanical Engineering, University of Vermont
Rock On! 2017
The Next How To Workshop
NASA’s Wallops Flight Center, Virginia
In collaboration with Colorado & Virginia Space Grants
The RockOn workshop is the next step beyond BalloonSats. During the workshop, teams of three build a sounding
rocket payload from a kit in three days and launch it into space on the sixth day. Since 2008, 448 people have
participated in the RockOn workshops and successfully built and launched 146 payloads to space.
Joana Athanasi, Mechanical Engineering, Norwich University
Emily Oliver, Mechanical Engineering, Norwich University
Justin Giaquinto, Mechanical Engineering, University of Vermont
Teacher Professional Development
Space Camp Welcomes the Teachers of the Year to International Space Camp
U.S. Space & Rocket Center
July 19 -24, 2017
The U.S. Space & Rocket Center has partnered with the Council of Chief State School Officers for 26 years to enable the Teachers of the Year to participate in the internationally known program, Space Academy for Educators. This professional development program uses the format of astronaut training to convey new ways of teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) concepts to the world’s future workforce. The hands-on learning activities are designed to be easily replicated in the classroom.
2017 Teacher of the Year – Katherine McCann
Math Teacher at U-32 Middle and High School in East Montpelier, Vermont
Below is her presentation from the Northeast Association for Science Teacher Education (NE-ASTE) conference recently held in the Davis Center on October 13, 2017