The intern’s first day included a visit to the lunar curatorial facility to examine Apollo samples. Credit:LPI/USRA.

NLSI’s Center for Lunar Science and Exploration, part of the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) and NASA Johnson Space Center, is pleased to announce the 2012 class of Lunar Exploration Summer Interns. The program provides students with an opportunity to be involved in lunar exploration activities, thus effectively training a new generation of space exploration leaders. Working as a team, the interns will identify sites on the Moon’s surface where the nation’s lunar science priorities can be accomplished with robotic and human exploration missions.

The 10-week program runs May 29 through August 3, 2012. Applications were accepted from graduate students in geology, planetary science, and related programs, as well as undergraduates with at least 50 semester hours of credit in those fields.

Now in its fifth year, the program continues to produce successful outcomes. Last year’s interns submitted seven abstracts that were accepted for presentation at the 43rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.

The Lunar Exploration Summer Intern Program is supported with funding from the LPI and the NASA Lunar Science Institute at NASA Ames Research Center.

Congratulations to the six students chosen to participate in this year’s program:

Jessica Barnes (Open University)
Renee French (Northwestern University)
Joshua Garber (University of California, Davis)
Wil Poole (University College London)
Phillipa Smith (Open University)
Yunsheng Tian (University of Toronto)

For more information, visit

Lunar Exploration Summer Intern Program.

Posted by: Soderman/NLSI Staff
Source: NLSI Team

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