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Intern and visitor at NASA

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October 11, 2019

Internship provides out-of-this-world experience

Animation major Grace Merry was one of two CIA students to intern at NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland over the summer. Her creative skills helped build scientific models for visitors learning about outer space.

By Elizabeth Wayne

What did your internship entail?

My official title was 3D Modeler for Holographic Display. I built 3D models of various spacecraft, which were then used for augmented and virtual reality programs used to educate visitors. I also did some video editing projects on the side.

What was the best part of your experience?

Definitely all of the people I met. I was lucky to work in a lab with nine interns when usually there’s only one or two. I became good friends with all of my co-workers, and we all hung out both during work and after.

Were there any unexpected...

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