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Schools - January 15, 2014

Canada college student chosen for internship with NASA

For the second time in two years, Canada Community College in Woodside will be represented in a competitive program put on by NASA that invites students to put in time and effort at a NASA facility working on a mission to Mars.

Canada student Jessica Rose, an applied mathematics major and a member of Canada's Phi Theta Kappa honors program, is one of 53 students chosen in a nationwide competition to participate in an online internship.

Depending on criteria that include test scores from online lessons, the quality of her application, and her letters of recommendation, Ms. Rose may be chosen for a three-day visit to either the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, or the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena.

The internship includes learning about Mars and past Mars missions, and designing her own mission, including a rover.

"My dream is to one day work with the space program and it would be so exciting to work on a mission to Mars," Ms. Rose said.

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