Space Crop Prodcution
Employment type: Internship
Job Location: Kennedy Space Center
Application Deadline: December 23, 2019
SPACE CROP PRODUCTION
Kennedy Space Center
The goal of this research is to develop optimized food crop growth systems for future NASA exploration missions. Research may investigate plant growth responses to LED lighting, nutrient recipes, and water delivery methods for application in microgravity. New crops for space will be tested. Research may also address plant/microbial interactions and food safety implications. Other research areas that may be involved include chemical analysis, bioinformatics, robotics, 3-D printing, and sensors for control systems. Projects will utilize controlled environmental conditions and hardware relevant to NASA's Veggie and Advanced Plant Habitat growth chambers for the International Space Station and future food production systems.
Basic computer skills, familiarity with Microsoft Office Excel & Word
MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE CARING FOR PLANTS. Capable literature searching skills desired. Experience with Statistics desired. Life Science and laboratory skills desired. Experience in controlled environment agriculture, chemistry, programming, bioinformatics, robotics, mechanical design and sensors is a plus.
MUST HAVE A 3.0 GPA AT A MINIMUM; NOT ROUNDED UP. If your GPA is not at least a 3.0, you will not be given consideration for this internship.
College Sophomore;College Junior;College Senior;Master's;Doctorate
Biological Science - Biology; Biological Science - Ecology / Evolution / Systematics / Population Biology; Engineering - Agricultural
Mission directorate(s) directly benefiting from the tasks involved in this internship:
Human Exploration and Operations Mission