A Community College of Vermont (CCV) student was selected to participate in NASA’s College Aerospace Scholars project (NCAS).
CCV says Dale Kenyon, of Shrewsbury, Vt., was one of the 216 community college students from across the U.S. to be part of the project.
“I have followed the space program since I was a little girl, and doing anything with NASA is a dream come true for me,” said Kenyon. “This program gives me the opportunity to do something that I never thought I would get the chance to do. I am not the traditional IT student or NASA scholar – I am a 54 year-old woman. I hope people will see that you can do anything if you try and that it is never too late to follow your dreams.”
The five-week program, including a four day on-site event at Langley Research Center, offers students the opportunity to interact with NASA engineers.
According to CCV, to be selected for the on-site portion of the program, Kenyon completed three modules on various topics and wrote a scientific paper on a manned mission to Mars.
While at NASA, teams will establish fictional companies interested in Mars exploitation and develop and test a prototype rover, company infrastructure, manage a budget, and develop communications and outreach.