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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

NASA-LEND-SPS Scholars Program

A facet of the Education and Public Outreach (EPO) efforts associated with the Mission Lunar Exploration Neutron Detector (LEND), an instrument on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission.

Jointly sponsored by The Society of Physics Students (SPS), and by Goddard Space Flight  Center (GSFC) at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as an extension of its Minority University – SPace Interdisciplinary Network (MU-SPIN).

In 2007, one department from among the MUSPiN schools was selected as the seminal NASA-LEND-SPS institution, based on the department’s ability to provide an adequate pool of physics majors and resources for the lifetime of the project and the faculty mentor’s expertise and enthusiasm for working with students and NASA. In the following years a second campus was added to the project along with more students and faculty mentors. While it is expected that the some students will matriculate before completion of the project, the faculty mentors, the department and the SPS chapter will help maintain continuity for new students coming on board. The purpose is to develop relationships with physics departments that have newly active research groups in space science, and enhanced undergraduate physics departments.

SPS Internships

J. Cantu 2007 Intern SPSJesus Cantu
2007 SPS Intern
New Mexico State University

D. McNeel 2008 SPS InternDaniel McNeel
2008 SPS Intern
New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

J. Castellano, 2009 SPS InternJose Castellano
2009 SPS Intern
New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, NM)