Melissa Adams, a University of Hawaii at Hilo Senior who interned at PISCES last summer, is among the select few nationwide chosen for NASA’s Sally Ride Internship. It’s an opportunity so prestigious, only 10 internships total are awarded in the spring and fall semesters of each school year!

“I am so busy with school work that initially getting the internship did not phase me,” said Adams, a Geology Major. “But in the middle of the night, I’d startle myself out of a deep sleep and think to myself, ‘I’m going to be working at NASA this summer!!!'”

Adams, who is Native Hawaiian, will be working for the Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science Directorate (ARES) at the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC). Her mentors will be Jacobs/NASA scientist Trevor Graff and Dr. Richard Morris, also a NASA scientist. Read more…


Click HERE for the press release from University of Hawaii at Hilo.