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Athena Student Interns Program
Mars Exploration Student Data Team
Athena Student Interns Program

The Athena Student Interns Program involves students from around the country in the Mars Exploration Rover mission. Thirteen teams of high school students and their teachers have been working with mentors from the Athena Science Team since May 2003 and will be part of the Science Team at JPL during landed operations on Mars!

   

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Working with mentor Dr. Jeff Moersch.
Working with mentor Dr. Jeff Moersch.

Craig as Mini_TES lead during an SOWG meeting.
Craig as Mini_TES lead during an SOWG meeting.

Brianna and Fila analyze images of the Columbia Hills.
Brianna and Fila analyze images of the Columbia Hills.

Fila, Mr. Micheau, and Brianna in the Mars Yard at JPL.
Fila, Mr. Micheau, and Brianna in the Mars Yard at JPL.

Chris and Dr. Souza working on data analysis.
Chris and Dr. Souza working on data analysis.

Chris, Ben, and Dr. Wdowiak in the science room.
Chris, Ben, and Dr. Wdowiak in the science room.

The team checking out a 3D image.
The team checking out a 3D image.

Ben, Chris, and Mrs. McKell in a videoconference.
Ben, Chris, and Mrs. McKell in a videoconference.

Preparing for work with team mentor, Dr. Souza.
Preparing for work with team mentor, Dr. Souza.

Laura, Jenica, and Mrs. Stocco work on data analysis.
Laura, Jenica, and Mrs. Stocco work on data analysis.

The wheels on the rovers have a lot of torque. Sarah had this model rover wheel at only 15% of it's torque and Ashley could not hold onto it.
The wheels on the rovers have a lot of torque. Sarah had this model rover wheel at only 15% of it's torque and Ashley could not hold onto it.

Sarah and Ashley discuss the magnet experiments with scientist Dr. Morten Madsen.
Sarah and Ashley discuss the magnet experiments with scientist Dr. Morten Bo Madsen.

Using the MERBoard to record names of rocks and features.
Using the MERBoard to record names of rocks and features.

Cherise and Tim helping the scientists name rocks.
Cherise and Tim helping the scientists name rocks.

The team works on describing an image for the website.
The team works on describing an image for the website.

Dr. Cabrol, Tim, and Cherise in the science work area.
Dr. Cabrol, Tim, and Cherise in the science work area.

Dr. Calvin works with students to interpret spectral data.
Dr. Calvin works with students to interpret spectral data.

Shannon and Matt explain information about spectral data.
Shannon and Matt explain information about spectral data.

Shannon (right) works with data coming back from the rover.
Shannon (right) works with data coming back from the rover.

Dr. Calvin and Matt examine rock distribution on the surface.
Dr. Calvin and Matt examine rock distribution on the surface.

Miranda working to piece multiple images into a larger image.
Miranda working to piece multiple images into a larger image.

Mark using the Science Activity Planner to keep track of rock names.
Mark using the Science Activity Planner to keep track of rock names.

The Hershey team works with the Viz 3D visualization tool with their mentor.
The Hershey team works with the Viz 3D visualization tool with their mentor.

Hershey team teacher and student look at an early image from the rover.
Hershey team teacher and student look at an early image from the rover.

The Laguna-Acoma team views an image with their mentor.
The Laguna-Acoma team views an image with their mentor.

The team works with the Science Activity Planner.
The team works with the Science Activity Planner.

CJ and Josh plot surface and atmospheric temperature data.
CJ and Josh plot surface and atmospheric temperature data.

CJ and Josh pose in front of a model of the rover.
CJ and Josh pose in front of a model of the rover.

The Buffalo team waits for the first images from Spirit.
The Buffalo team waits for the first images from Spirit.

Kristen with team mentor, Dr. Steve Squyres.
Kristen with team mentor, Dr. Steve Squyres.


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