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NCAS Fall 2016 at NASAJPL

On Sept. 26-29, 2016, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory hosted about 40 students for the Fall 2016 on-site experience of NASA's National Community College Aerospace Scholars Program. Over four days, student teams competed to win a fictional mission contract for a future Mars rover by designing and building rovers using a LEGO Mindstorm kit, testing them on a simulated Mars surface and finally selling their mission concept to a panel of NASA experts. The students also toured JPL, listened to talks from NASA scientists and engineers and attended professional development workshops.

 

Visit www.jpl.nasa.gov/edu/intern/apply/ to learn more about NCAS and other internships and fellowship programs at JPL.

 

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Lyle Tavernier

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Taken on September 30, 2016