NASA Planetary Science Summer School
- NASA Planetary Science Summer School
Applications are due May 1, 2008, for NASA's 20th Annual Planetary Science
Summer School, which will hold two sessions this summer, July
21-25 and August 4-8, at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena,
Science and engineering recent PhDs, post-doctoral and doctoral students
with a strong interest in careers in planetary exploration are
apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or resident aliens ("green card"
holders) and must be living within the U.S. at the time of application.
The student teams will develop the equivalent of an early concept study
responsive to a typical NASA Announcement of Opportunity for robotic
missions, prepare a presentation for a proposal authorization review,
present it to a review board, and receive feedback. At the end of the
students will have a clearer understanding of the relationships among
mission design, cost, and schedule, and the trade-offs necessary to stay
within cost and schedule while preserving the opportunity to acquire
high-quality science. They will also understand the lifecycle of a
Partial financial support is available to a limited number of
help defray the expense of travel and lodging only.
Applications are to be submitted electronically by May 1, 2008.
For further information and to fill out an application, visit
http://pscischool.jpl.nasa.gov/. If you have questions, contact Ms.
Anita M. Sohus, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, M/S 111-B29, 4800 Oak Grove
Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109; phone 818-354-6613; e-mail