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NASA Langley Research Center Office of Strategic Communications and Education Langley Aerospace Research Summer Scholars (LARSS) Program Presented by Mary Sandy Director Virginia Space Grant Consortium
LARSS Program Partners The Langley Aerospace Research Summer Scholars (LARSS) Program is managed for NASA by the Virginia Space Grant Consortium under the auspices of the National Institute of Aerospace.
LARSS Overview • • • Program Goals Program Description Program Activities Application Information Sponsorship Opportunities Contact Information John Miller, Virginia Space Grant Sponsored Student - Working on the design for a semiautonomous hand-launched flying wing. http: //research. nianet. org/larss
LARSS Program Goals • Encourage high caliber college students to pursue and earn graduate degrees • Enhance their interest in aerospace research by exposing them to the professional research resources and facilities of La. RC • Continue to feed the NASA pipeline and the Nation’s STEM skills base with highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students Heather Finney - Nebraska Space Grant Sponsored Student
LARSS Program Description • Summer, Fall, and Spring Internship Opportunities • ~120+ Summer research positions ~20 Fall and Spring positions • Internship stipend based on 10 weeks: Undergraduate: $4, 500 Graduate: $5, 000 Sam Zarovy, Minnesota Space Grant Sponsored Student Implementing experimental flight control codes into autopilot system used in unmanned aerial vehicle. • 10 -week work period for summer 15 -week work period for spring/fall Note: Opportunities for select HS seniors and college freshmen/sophomores with previous NASA program experience and 3. 5 GPA
LARSS Program Activities Research Project • Picnic • Lecture Series • Tours • • Graduate Seminar • Poster Session • Banquet • Networking Anna Czachurski - Alabama Space Grant Consortium and Reuben Oliver - Louisiana Space Grant Consortium Certificate of Participation being presented by Stephen Jurczyk, Deputy Director, Langley Research Center. Andrew Whitten and Chiu-Ying “Francis” Low, North Carolina Space Grant Sponsored Students - Discussing their team design team-building activity for a future space vehicle at the annual picnic.
LARSS Application Information • 2008 Spring Deadline: Oct. 26, 2007 2008 Summer Deadline: Feb. 1, 2008 Fall Deadline: March 6, 2008 • Electronic Application Package Includes: - Application Form Destiny Rainney Mississippi Space Grant Sponsored Student - Researching Air Quality Project for DEVELOP team. - Resume - Transcript (PDF) - Statement of Goals - References http: //edu. larc. nasa. gov/larss Doneshia Reynolds South Carolina Space Grant Sponsored Student
LARSS Sponsorship Opportunity • The LARSS Program allows opportunities for interested outside organizations to financially sponsor one of its scholars. • Partners for the 2007 LARSS Program were: – Thirteen Space Grants: AL, IN, LA, MI, MN, MS, NC, NE, NV, NY, SC, VA and WV – Morgan State University – ROME Contractor • 2008 Partners: Space Grants, Industry, Clubs, Schools JD Mc. Clurkin Indiana Space Jing Pei North Carolina Space Hillary Shyface sponsored by Grant sponsored student Nevada Space Grant
LARSS Space Grant Supported Scholars • • • Alabama Space Grant: Anna Czachurski, Auburn University Indiana Space Grant: Janie “JD” Mc. Clurkin, Purdue University Louisiana Space Grant: Reuben Oliver, Southern University Michigan Space Grant: Andrew Whitten, University of Michigan Minnesota Space Grant: Samuel Zarovy, University of Minnesota Mississippi Space Grant: Destiny Rainney, Jackson State Univ. Nebraska Space Grant: Heather Finney, Hastings College Nevada Space Grant: Hilary Shyface, Univ. of Nevada-Las Vegas New York Space Grant: Nicholaus Parziale, SUNY-Binghamton North Carolina Space Grant: John Fuller, Jing Pei, & Doug Stefanski, NC State University; Francis Low, UNC-Chapel Hill; Brandon Tai, UNC-Charlotte • South Carolina Space Grant: Devon Knipple, University of South Carolina; Doneshia Reynolds, South Carolina State University • Virginia Space Grant: John Miller, Old Dominion University • West Virginia Space Grant: Alex Gray & Kyle Phillips, West Virginia University
LARSS Contact Information Debbie Murray, LARSS Program Coordinator Office of Education Mail Stop 400 -LARSS Hampton, VA 23681 -2199 Phone: (757) 864 -5215 E-mail: Deborah. B. Murray@nasa. gov or Sarah Pauls, LARSS Program Assistant Phone: (757) 864 -4394 E-mail: Sarah. E. Pauls@nasa. gov Kyle Phillips West Virginia Space Grant Sponsored Student http: //research. nianet. org/larss