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January 8, 2014
RELEASE CLT-14-003
Students Complete NASA Internships At Stennis Space Center

Ten students recently completed NASA internships at Stennis Space Center. NASA internships provide a single pathway for diverse and highly qualified students from a broad cross-section of academic institutions to engage in scientific, engineering and professional internships at NASA centers and facilities.

Students completing the internships at the close of 2013 were:

  • Aaron Bailey of Lexington, N.C., and graduate of Georgia State University. Bailey received a degree in physics and space science. As part of the Motivating Undergraduates in Science and Technology (MUST) program, he also conducted a research project entitled, “User Interface for DRIFTER Backend Software.” Bailey is the son of Brad and Amy Bailey.
  • Iowa State University student Jonathan Bauer of Camas, Wash. Bauer participated in an Office of Education Internship program as a senior mechanical engineering major. As part of the program, he conducted a research project entitled, “Managing the under floor Infrastructure: Validation and 3D Modeling.” Bauer is the son of Steve and Judy Bauer.
  • David Etim of Clemmons and Durham, N.C., and graduate of North Carolina A & T State University. Etim participated in the Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP) as a computer science major. As part of the program, he conducted a research project entitled, “Distributed SQL Injection Attack Test Environment.” Etim is the son of James and Alice Etim.
  • West Virginia University student Jessica Felde of Morgantown, W. Va. Felde participated in the Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP) as a junior mechanical engineering major. As part of the program, she conducted a research project entitled, “B-1 Liquid Hydrogen Vent Systems Analysis.” Felde is the daughter of Bruce and Teresa Felde.
  • Capitol College student Preven Harris of Madison, Ala. and Marlboro, Md. Harris participated in an Office of Education Internship program as a senior electrical engineering major. As part of the program, he conducted a research project entitled, “Verification of the B2 Test Stand Electrical Systems.” Harris is the son of William and Sue Harris.
  • Georgia Institute of Technology student Charles “Coty” Pinckney of Tucker, Ga. Pinckney participated in the Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP) as a junior aerospace engineering major. As part of the program, he conducted a research project entitled, “Repurposing Test Articles at NASA for the 21st Century.” Pinckney is the son of Charles and Carol Pinckney.
  • University of Arkansas student Tyler Scogin of Fayetteville, Ark. Scogin participated in the Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP) as a senior mechanical engineering and physics major. As part of the program, he conducted a research project entitled, “Nuclear Thermal Propulsion Scrubber System and Relief Valve Sizing.” Scogin is the son of Cliff and Linda Scogin.
  • University of Texas at El Paso student Jesus Trillo of El Paso, Texas. Trillo participated in the Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP) as a junior mechanical engineering major. As part of the program, he conducted a research project entitled, “Component Management: The Different Phases of Engineering Data.” Trillo is the son of Jesus and Miriam Trillo.
  • Georgia State University senior, Sheneeka Ward of Snellville, Ga. As part of the internship, Ward, a computer science major, conducted a research project entitled, “A Web-based Impervious Cover Decision-making Tool: Automating the Process.” She is the daughter of Yvonne Ward.
  • University of Pennsylvania senior, James Yang of Los Angeles, Calif. As part of the internship, Yang, a dual major studying mechanical and electrical engineering conducted a research project entitled, “A Web-based Impervious Cover Decision-making Tool.”  He is the son of Suki Jeong.

Built in the 1960s to test the huge engines for the Saturn V moon rockets, Stennis Space Center, in Hancock County, Miss., is America's largest rocket engine test complex. Engines and rocket stages used in the Apollo Program's lunar missions were tested at the site, as were main engines used to power Space Shuttle Program missions. Stennis is now preparing to test the engines that will power the core stage of NASA's new Space Launch System. Stennis also partners with commercial companies for engine testing, including engines that will power spacecraft to carry cargo to the International Space Station.

For information about NASA internships, visit:

https://intern.nasa.gov/

For information about Stennis Space Center, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/stennis/

Samone Faulkner, NASA Public Affairs Specialist
Stennis Space Center, Miss.       
228-688-3346
samone.faulkner@nasa.gov

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