Meredith student Megan Yohpe has been selected as a NASA Student Ambassador. Yohpe is studying at Meredith and NC State as part of the Engineering Dual Degree Program.
Each year, NASA selects a group of interns and fellows from NASA Centers across the country and Headquarters to serve as student ambassadors. Interns who are selected for the NASA Student Ambassador Program engage their fellow undergraduate and graduate students in NASA science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), as well as participate in research and immersion opportunities. These students collaborate with and inspire their peers, make professional connections and represent NASA to the public.
Click here to view Yohpe’s NASA ambassador profile. She discusses her experiences at Meredith College in the profile.
Yohpe will be the first student to complete the mathematics and mechanical engineering pairing through the Engineering Dual Degree Program. She will graduate from both Meredith and NC State in May 2012.
She was previously named a NASA-MUST Scholar. The scholarship is part of NASA’s Motivating Undergraduates in Science and Technology (MUST) Program. She was one of approximately 100 students selected to receive the scholarship, out of over 600 applicants. As part of the scholarship program she served as an intern at Kennedy Space Center during the summer of 2011.
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