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INTER: Visualize Space Exploration


Visualize Space Exploration

Come visualize space craft and remote sensing data on the planetary scale with the NASA JPL / Caltech / Art Center visualization internship, a multi-disciplinary program for computer scientists and designers.
We use visualization to understand the universe.
Students will develop creative interactive visualization tools for scientific research/engineering groups selected from a broad set of areas at JPL and Caltech. Working in multidisciplinary teams, students will use methods from User-Centered Design, computing, 3D graphics and interaction design to visualize real data sets that support active scientific research. They will receive mentorship in visualization, computing and design from program co-organizers Hillary Mushkin (Caltech), Scott Davidoff (JPL) and Maggie Hendrie (Art Center) as well as Santiago Lombeyda (Caltech). Students will work closely with scientific or engineering researchers to understand their research and data, identify their visualization needs and determine the relevance of design iterations to their research and data. This should be a good opportunity for students interested in data visualization techniques and real world problems who want to gain experience crossing disciplinary boundaries.
DATES  |   June 18 – August 24, 2019 (to be confirmed)
LOCATION |   Pasadena, California
SALARY  |   $6K for undergraduates, $8K for graduate students
ELIGIBILITY |   Applicants must be continuing students. Students graduating before fall 2019 are not eligible to apply. THESE PROJECTS REQUIRE COLLABORATION WITH JPL. THEREFORE STUDENTS MUST BE US CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS.
APPLICATIONS | via email to; including CV (+Portfolio if relevant) and answers to the following:
1. Why do you want to work in visualization?
2. What visualization experience do you have?
3. What example of visualization do you particularly find inspiring and why?
or what example of visualization do you find misleading or ineffective and how would you propose fixing it?
DEADLINE |  Accepting applications now until February 15 (or when the positions are filled).
Questions? Email
Scott Davidoff
Senior Manager, Human Interfaces
NASA Jet Propulsion Lab