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GSRP Students Engage in Technology Exploration

NASA Langley's Graduate Student Researchers Program (GSRP). Credit: NASA

NASA Langley's Graduate Student Researchers Program (GSRP) students got a lesson in applied science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in a visit to the Huntington Ingalls Industries Newport News Shipyard on June 15 as part of a two-day workshop that began with a talk by Steve Jurczyk, Langley's deputy director.

Through a review of shipyard operations, the 16 students saw the technology they are learning at Langley being applied outside the agency and outside of aerospace. Topics included the application of fundamental aeronautics to the manufacture of wind turbines, developing materials for extreme environments, modeling and simulation for research and testing and systems analysis and integration to reduce risks and costs and to achieve efficiencies in large-scale manufacturing.

The event was organized by Elaine Holt, shipyard manager for Customer Relations; Richard Boutwell, manager of the shipyard's Apprentice School (Strategic Projects) and Sandra Myers, who manages NASA Langley's GSRP program.

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