Summer Program at NASA’s Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)
Scientific Operations Center for Hubble Space Telescope – Earth’s Greatest Observatory at Space
Extraterrestrial Life beyond Earth discovered using HST | The only Telescope serviced in space by astronauts
The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) is the science operations center for the Hubble Space Telescope (in orbit since 1990) and for the James Webb Space Telescope (scheduled to be launched in March 2021). STScI is located on the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA.
2019 Space Astronomy Summer Program
Application Timeline: January 1–31, 2019
Program Duration: June 17 to August 16, 2019 [9 Weeks]
Stipends & Subsidies:
* USD 5850 [~INR 4 Lakh]
* Travel reimbursement
* Housing assistance
Eligible Departments: Mech, Aero, Auto, CSE & IT [UG 2nd*, 3rd Yr & PG]
* Profile [Full Bio-Data]
* Motivational Essay [Statement of Purpose]
* 2 – Reference Letters
Expectations of NASA (STScI)
Exceptional Students with strong background, research experience; the ability to work independently; confidence in their limits; and not afraid to ask for help.
However, none of these qualities or skills is a requirement.
* Engineering Projects – Students work with physicists and mechanical engineers on instrumentation and testing; software engineers and computer scientists on internal and external software tools; flight operations staff on the creation and testing of scripts to operate the science instruments on board the telescopes; or scientists to analyze large volumes of data.
* Instrumentation Projects – Students will be part of a team that prepares raw data from the Hubble or James Webb Space Telescopes for scientific analysis. Each scientific instrument (e.g., cameras and spectrographs) has a team of scientists, analysts, and engineers who calibrate and characterize the raw data from their instruments. Interns can gain a deep understanding of how instruments on board a space telescope are operated and how to process the resulting data to enable precise scientific measurements.
* Summer Lecture by NASA Scientists
* Guided tour to NASA’s various locations
* Students are encouraged & time will be available to visit local cities like Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and New York City
For More Information: STScI Website – http://www.stsci.edu/ | HubbleSite – http://hubblesite.org/
Summer Program Link: http://www.stsci.edu/opportunities/space-astronomy-summer-program
Contact: Directorate of International Relations – Vel Tech
Vel Tech looks for bright, motivated individuals who can take full advantage of this unique opportunity
Possibility to get credits under 7.2.8 of VTUR15