Outreach in Izmir, Turkey

BMSIS ​Young Scientist ​Gökçe Senger engaged a group of over twenty students at the Izmir Institute of Technology in Turkey​. ​ Gökçe’s engagement was part of h​er​ Communications requirements for the BMSIS Young Scientist Program. BMSIS is continuously committed to engaging the public in the wonders of Space Exploration and the Earth System. Our ​Young Scientist Program continues this tradition by engaging local communities around the world. Read Gökçe’s impressions below: First of all, let me introduce myself. My name […]

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Outreach at the Ethiopian Community Center

NASA/BMSIS Young Scientist Program participant Mastewal Abate engaged 10 high school students and 3 college students at the San Francisco Ethiopian Community Center. Mastewal’s engagement was part of her Communications requirements for the NASA/BMSIS Young Scientist Program. BMSIS is continuously committed to engaging the public in the wonders of Space Exploration and the Earth System. The NASA/BMSIS Young Scientist Program in Space Biosciences at NASA Ames continues this tradition by engaging the local community in the vicinity of NASA’s Silicon […]

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Risk of Radiation Exposure to Astronauts

Anuti Joshi shares her ethics & society case study, which she completed as part of our Young Scientist Program. Astronauts are inevitably exposed to radiation whether they are trapped solar protons or Galactic Cosmic Radiation (GCR). Heavy ions produce distinct types of biological damage to cells and tissues compared to X-rays or gamma-rays. An increase in the Solar Proton Event (SPE) or GCR can cause a greater chance of DNA mutation and therefore an even higher probability of contracting cancer. […]

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Outreach in India: Talk About Space

BMSIS ​Young Scientist ​Anuti Joshi engaged a group of ​fifteen​ ​engineering teachers at Saraswati College of Engineering in Mumbai, India​. ​ Anuti’s engagement was part of h​er​ Communications requirements for the BMSIS Young Scientist Program. BMSIS is continuously committed to engaging the public in the wonders of Space Exploration and the Earth System. Our ​Young Scientist Program continues this tradition by engaging local communities around the world. Read ​Anuti’s impressions below: I had the wonderful opportunity to spend time with […]

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Body, Spirit, and the Emptiness of Space

Mohit Nalavadi shares his ethics & society case study, which he completed as part of our Young Scientist Program. Characterized by the belief that we can plan and create a better world through action, the 1960s approach to human progress may soon meet us again in 15 years. NASA, the ESA, SpaceX and others agree that the 2030s is the realistic decade in which we send humans to Mars. Inevitably, this in consequence will reinvigorate our primal instinct of exploration […]

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