NASA Opportunities

1. NASA Academy – application deadline extended to January 28, 2013

The NASA Ames Academy Application deadline is extended to 1.28.13. You may apply online at
If you have questions or need additional information, please feel free to browse our website at, or contact me via

Thank you and have a wonderful day.

Desireemoi Bridges
M/S: 17-2
Building 17 Room 208
PO Box 168
Moffett Field, CA 94035
Phone: (650) 604-2447
Fax: (650) 604-2929 (With Cover Sheet)
Email: desireemoi.r.bridges

2. NASA LARSS Program webcast on Jan. 23-24, 2013

My name is Debbie Murray and I am the Program Coordinator for the NASA Langley Aerospace Research Summer Scholars (LARSS) Program. The NASA LARSS Program is managed in partnership with NASA, the National Institute of Aerospace and the VirginiaSpace Grant Consortium.

We will be hosting a NASA LARSS Program webcast on Jan. 23-24 – 3 pm, per the details below. We would like to invite students and faculty from your school to participate. Following the details below, you will find a program description and the website to apply for consideration. Please share our information with your faculty and students. The application is now up for our 2013 summer session with a deadline of Feb. 1, 2013. Also attached is our recruitment flyer, which provides many of the program specifics that you may forward in your message.

January 23rd and 24th, 2013 — Tune in Either Day
3:00 – 4:00 pm EST
Tune into the DLiNfo Channel to learn how to start your NASA internship. Langley Aerospace Research Student Scholars (LARSS) program offers internships for US students attending a US college or university. The opportunities to research alongside some of NASA’s finest engineers and scientists is geared for students pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) degrees, but other degrees are welcomed. If this defines you, use the link to join the webcast.

For more information contact the LARSS Program Coordinator, Debbie Murray,

Program Description:
The LARSS Program is one of NASA’s most prestigious and successful student research programs, having recently ranked among the top ten best internships in the nation. Designed to bridge the gap between academic concepts and real-world experience, LARSS creates opportunities for students to come to NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) in Hampton, Virginia to conduct robust research and work on exciting projects while working side-by-side with NASA’s finest scientists and engineers.

LARSS is a year-round (3 sessions) paid, research internship program for undergraduate and graduate students that provides real research experiences in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) as well as in business, communication, marketing, and other areas that support NASA’s mission. Most majors accepted! The LARSS program hosts over 200 interns annually.

The website is As indicated, the program is mostly STEM based with opportunities for special project areas in non-STEM disciplines as well.

We invite all eligible students to apply and encourage female students, under-represented minorities, college students with disabilities, military veterans, first-generation college students, and students from economically-disadvantaged backgrounds to apply.

Eligibility requirements include:
US Citizenship
Full-time status at an accredited US college or university
Classification as a rising undergraduate junior, senior, or graduate student (Masters or doctoral level), by the start of the summer session
Cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale

We also have a LARSS Bridge component, which allows early application for rising high school seniors, undergraduate freshmen and sophomores to apply if they have a 3.5 GPA and previous NASA program experience. This experience can come from many areas including but not limited to any NASA OSSI-SOLAR Program, INSPIRE, SHARPE, VASTS, CHROME, NASA Governor’s School, Space Camp, USRP, ACCESS, MUST, NASA Robotics, NASA Volunteer Services, and any documented time worked on a NASA grant/contract/cooperative agreement with a faculty member that equates to a minimum of 40 hours.

My contact info is below. My Program Assistant is Sarah Pauls <Sarah.E.Pauls>. Please cc her on any messages so that one of us may respond in a timely manner.

Debbie Murray

Debbie Murray, *NASA LARSS Program Coordinator
Virginia Space Grant Consortium
E-Mail: Deborah.B.Murray
NASA Langley Research Center
Mail Stop 400 Phone: 757-864-5215
17 Langley Blvd., Room 219 Fax: 757-864-6763
Hampton, VA 23681-2199

*The Langley Aerospace Research Summer Scholars (LARSS) Program is managed for NASA by the Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) under a sub-award from the National Institute of Aerospace.

Any opinions expressed are strictly those of the sender.


Career Symposium 2013/Working the Room

This is a great series of professional development opportunities for your students to participate in to learn:

1. what employers are looking for in a job candidate

2. various UW alumni’s experiences with job searching and their own career path

3. how to fine tune one’s networking abilities.

Many of the skills and tips that students will learn by attending this workshop and event are applicable to all students (not discipline specific), so please cast this net wide.

Working the Room
Monday, Jan. 28, 3:30-5 p.m., Bagley 260

Ever wonder just what you’re supposed to say and do at a professional event? Want to make the most of the Jan. 30th Grad Student & Postdoc Networking Reception, or a similar event? This workshop will help you understand and apply strategies for making a good impression and building relationships at networking events, conferences, professional association meetings and other gatherings. Topics include how to prepare for such events, craft a personal script, exchange business cards without dropping your drink, gracefully exit a conversation and more. Sponsored by the Career Center.

Career Symposium 2013
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 4-7 p.m., Kane Hall

The Graduate School, the Career Center, and the Alumni Association are pleased to present the ninth annual Career Symposium for graduate students and postdocs. This event is designed to be an opportunity for you to:

· Explore various career paths

· Learn how to enhance their job marketability

· Develop connections with employers and successful graduate-level alumni

The symposium will also provide an opportunity for faculty and advisors to gain information that will be useful in mentoring students about career paths. For more details and the full schedule →