B-CU Freshman Student Receives NASA Internship
TEANDRE ROBERTS, A FRESHMAN COMPUTER SCIENCE MAJOR RECEIVES DATA MINING INTERNSHIP WITH THE NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION AT KENNEDY SPACE CENTER
Teandre Roberts, a freshman computer science student with a 4.0 GPA landed his first college internship with NASA for summer 2017. Roberts will spend 10 consecutive weeks working at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida as a Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery intern. Students selected for the highly technical position will examine large databases in order to generate trends, patterns, and forecasts. Roberts was selected among 600 students nationwide for the competitive opportunity. The NASA internship program allows students to engage in scientific or engineering research, development, and operations activities. Students will leverage NASA's unique mission activities and mentorship to enhance and increase their professional capabilities and clarify their long-term career goals.
“I was ecstatic because I was a first semester freshman when I applied in the fall and got accepted in the spring,” Roberts shared. Being chosen as one of 600 people for the opportunity is a very satisfying feeling in furthering my experiences to help me reach my career goals,” he added. Additionally, Roberts will receive a $6,000 stipend for participating during the summer session. Teandre received information regarding the internship from Dr. Morrison Obeng, Engineering and Computer Science Chairman, who shared several opportunities related to Roberts career of choice. Roberts is also a peer tutor at B-CU under the leadership of Dr. Earnie Fingers. He is an astronomy enthusiast and dreams to work in computer science, potentially with NASA when he graduates from B-CU.
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