SPC Students Participate in NASA Summer Internship Program

August 13, 2021

Three St. Philip’s College students, Chrishall Armstrong, Ta’Lya Brooks, Vincente Flores, and Jaylin R. Wilson, were selected to participate in NASA research as paid interns for 10 weeks at the NASA MIRO Center for Advanced Measurements in Extreme Environments (CAMEE) housed at the University of Texas on the San Antonio (UTSA) campus. 

The NASA-funded center was established in 2019 with a focus on increasing the research/education capacity at UTSA in areas related to NASA research priorities. The Center is a collaborative initiative between St. Philip’s College, the College of Sciences, and the College of Engineering at UTSA, with collaboration from the University of California, Los Angeles, University of Colorado, Boulder, and NASA Laboratories (JPL, GSFC, and Langley).

The Center aims to build a sustainable source of diverse, highly trained researchers to enter the Nation’s workforce in NASA fields of earth system sciences, remote sensing technologies, computational fluid dynamics, and experimental fluid mechanics.

Each student intern was paired with a UTSA Faculty Research Mentor. Students will showcase their research findings at the end of the summer during the Virtual 2021 NASA Extreme Environments Research Conference. The conference will be held on Thursday, August 19, 2021, from 10:00 am - 4:30 pm. Flores, Williams, and Armstrong will be presenting the following:

Vincente Flores 

  • Enabling Spatial Resolved Laser-Based Measurements in Reacting Flows

Jullian Williams 

  • Lead Detection with Sentinel-1 in the Beaufort Gyre Using Google Earth Engine

Chrishall Armstrong 

  • Assessment of Water Quality in Upper San Antonio River

To learn more about the NASA MIRO CAMEE, visit https://www.utsa.edu/NASA-CAMEE/. Attend the Virtual 2021 NASA Extreme Environments Research Conference: https://www.utsa.edu/NASA-CAMEE/conference/2021.html

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