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MSU Student Airborne Science Activation for MSI (SASA)

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The MSU Student Airborne Science Activation for MSI (SASA) Minority representation in geosciences (comprised of ocean, atmosphere and earth sciences) has remained relatively low despite their increase in the proportion in the U.S. population (Bernard and Cooperdock 2018). The lack of ethnic and racial diversity among geoscientists is clearly reflected in the NASA workforce especially in Earth science. The NASA Science Activation Program invites highly motivated rising college freshman and sophomores to participate in the SASA summer internship program. SASA is funded by the NASA Science Activation Program and will draw on NASA Science Mission Directorate's unique aircraft, instruments, and experts.