NASA calls Out to Young Mexican Scientists

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An open invitation for science students interested in space exploration.

As science unveils more of the known universe, the world’s nations are readying for a new age of space exploration. To remain competitive in this field, more and more countries are preparing and encouraging new generations responsible for positioning their countries among this new elite of explorers.

With this in mind, the Mexican government is betting on its own future scientists. A recent example of this is the Mexican Space Agency’s (AEM) decision to post an invitation on its website for Mexican college and postgraduate students to participate in a four-month internship at the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Those interested must meet certain requirements:

** To have a scholarship issued by their education institution, be it public or private.

** To be a student in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics major.

** Present qualifying grades.

** To have an English language certification.

NASA calls Mexican Scientists

The deadline for those interested in applying is February 27th, 2015.

Javier Mendieta Jimenez, head of the AEM, confirmed his agency is doubling its efforts to help young Mexican talent prove their abilities with space exploration and satellite technology.

Mendieta also expressed that currently there are several education institutions collaborating with the AEM in the creation of pilot programs to sow the seed of this new form of “space culture” in young people.

Formerly a NASA collaborator, Mendieta highlighted the importance of stimulating the abilities and development of a country’s citizens. He also pointed out that today the AEM offers theoretical courses on specific space-related subjects such as “Pico-satellites“ (devices weighing less than 1 kg) and “hydro-propulsion rockets”. These courses are imparted using the education methodology of the Japanese Space Agency (JAXA).

For more information on this internship, visit http://www.aem.gob.mx/notas/estanciasNASA.html

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