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About SCaN SIP

Who We Are

The Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) Summer Intern Project (SIP) is located at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio and the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. We work directly with engineers at Glenn and Goddard to mentor and train high school, undergraduate, and graduate students in communication systems and networks, systems engineering, and project management. We also engage in career planning discussion with the students.

Our mentors are experienced, multidisciplinary engineers specializing in the areas of communication systems, network engineering, and computer and electrical engineering. The SCaN SIP is sponsored by the SCaN Policy and Strategic Communications Office at NASA Headquarters (HQ) in Washington, DC.

Why SCaN SIP is Important to NASA’s Future

  • Students offer fresh perspectives and innovative ideas
  • Students work on projects that can change the face of NASA
  • Students are trained by NASA employees and are ready to enter the NASA workforce upon completion of this project
  • NASA actively promotes STEM careers and SIP is in line with NASA’s message

Pictured above (clockwise from top left): Eli Naffah, Space Communications and Spectrum Management Office Chief, speaks to the SCaN SIP intern class at SCaN SIP Orientation; Badri Younes, Deputy Associate Administrator/SCaN Program Manager shows students a detailed map of today’s SCaN networks; Interns work together in the Glenn Science & Engineering Library; SCaN SIP interns chat with NASA Astronauts, Colonel Shane Kimbrough and Stephanie Wilson, after the SCaN SIP Awards Luncheon.