Jacey N. Wipf, BSIS-ATM junior at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology recently received news that she has been awarded a summer internship with NASA.
Jacey, will be going to California for an internship in the NASA Student Airborne Research Program (SARP). It is organized by the NASA Airborne Science program by the National Suborbital Education and Research Center (NSERC). NSERC is an agreement between NASA and University of North Dakota. The program will run for eight weeks starting June 17.
The first half of the internship will be spent in Palmdale, CA. During this time, the interns will learn about and fly on the NASA P-3B at the NASA Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility as well as take air quality samples. The second half of the internship will be spent at the University of California Irvine, where the interns will be doing analytic work.
The selected students for this internship had to write several essays, submit applications, and send letters of recommendation in order to apply for the program.
Jacey Wipf is a 2009 graduate of Vermillion High School.