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Education briefs for Friday, January 24, 2014

• NASA offers student internships • Leadership camp apps being accepted • Kilauea student on Macalester Dean’s List

NASA offers student internships

NASA is looking for three local Hawaiian college students to participate as interns in the Low Density Supersonic Decelerators project at the Pacific Missle Range Facility this summer.

The program is hoping to attract college sophomores or juniors from STEM-degree tracks (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). Selected college interns will support day-to-day mission operations as part of the launch operations group.

The interns will also become familiar with scientific ballooning, supersonic decelerator technology, solid-fueled rocket motors, range operations and countdown operations.

The goal of the internship is to introduce students to career possibilities within NASA and the U.S. Navy.

Info: https://intern.nasa.gov/ossi/web/public/guest/searchOpps/index.cfm?solarAction=view&id=8504.

Leadership camp apps being accepted

The Rotary Clubs of Kauai are accepting applications for the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Leadership Camp scheduled Feb. 8 and 9 at Kumu Camp.  

RYLA is a global Rotary International program focused on providing intensive coed leadership training and development.

It is designed for 10th and 11th grade student leaders from Kauai public and private high schools. The camp is sponsored by the five Rotary Clubs on Kauai to enable students to attend the camp at no cost.

The application deadline to attend RYLA camp is Jan. 31.

Info: Tom Lodico, 635-5404.

Kilauea student on Macalester Dean’s List

St. Paul, Minn. — Macalester College announced Wednesday that Rachel Meek made the Dean’s List for academic achievement during the fall semester of the 2013-2014. The Kapaa High School graduate is the daughter of Charles and Carol Meek and a sophomore at Macalester.

The Dean’s List includes full time, degree-seeking students that achieved a grade point average of 3.75 or better with 12 or more credits, and no grades below a C- and no withdrawal or incompletes.

Founded in 1874 Macalester College is a liberal arts college in Saint Paul, Minn.

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