NASA Selects Outstanding Aerospace Engineering Intern as Student Ambassador
Samantha Rawlins, a Cal Poly aerospace engineering senior, is among an elite group of interns inducted into NASA's 2014 Student Ambassadors Virtual Community (NSAVC).
(Media-Newswire.com) - Samantha Rawlins, a Cal Poly aerospace engineering senior, is among an elite group of interns inducted into NASAís 2014 Student Ambassadors Virtual Community ( NSAVC ).
Rawlins is the first Cal Poly student to receive the honor, joining 104 other top-performing interns in the nation selected to serve as 2014 Cohort VI student ambassadors. This is the sixth group of student ambassadors since 2009.
New inductees were nominated by NASA managers and mentors based upon the studentsí internship performance and involvement in other NASA-related activities.
In 2013, Rawlins was summer intern at NASA Langley Research Center through the Langley Aerospace Research Student Scholars Program, one of NASAís most prestigious and successful student research programs. In 2012 she interned at the NASA Propulsion Academy in Huntsville, Ala., where, as a 16-year-old junior at UCLA, she joined a team of mostly college graduates and masterís-level students.
NSAVC is an online network designed to elevate the experiences, visibility and contributions of the interns, who are located across the U.S.
"I am delighted to welcome these bright students to the NASA education family as Cohort VI student ambassadors," said Roosevelt Johnson, NASA's deputy associate administrator for education. "They are in a unique position to inspire their fellow students and the public, and to help NASA cultivate the next generation of scientists, engineers and explorers."
NASA managers and mentors nominated the new inductees based upon their internship performance and involvement in other NASA-related activities.
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