The NASA Academy is a ten-week intensive summer research programme. Designed for undergraduate and graduate students interested in aerospace engineering and space sciences, it allows them to participate in NASA research projects.
Founded in 1993, the NASA Academy offers a unique, powerful combination of research, leadership skills development and networking opportunities. The NASA Academy experience stimulates young minds at a critical decision-making point in their careers.
This programme provides cutting-edge research opportunities alongside NASA scientists, engineers, and educators for students who have a proven interest in aerospace. It also provides opportunities for leadership development, teamwork and relationship building among participants and alumni.
The programme is built around the following activities:
- Group projects: these allow the students to gain experience in terms of teamwork and leadership.
- Guided Laboratory research: under the supervision of a principle investigator, each student will be assigned to one of the research projects conducted in one NASA centre.
- Seminars and colloquia: students have the opportunity to meet top experts in their field of interest.
- Site visits: participants have a chance to visit NASA and American Universities facilities.
- Presentation: each student will present the result of her/his work, with the opportunity to receive useful feedback and advice.
- Meetings with professionals: the academy represents a great opportunity to make contacts with experts and like-minded students.
More information about the programme is available on the NASA Academy web site.