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Summer Co-op

It is midterm week here at UC which only serves as a reminder of how much I wish I was on co-op. Sure school is fun. I enjoy broadening my horizon and collecting information. However, nothing can compete with the utter bliss of being on co-op. Now maybe co-op is so exciting for me because of the place I work (NASA Johnson Space Center), or maybe its the awesome opportunities I have to meet people who have influenced the history of NASA (thanks to the co-op Lecture series), or maybe it’s the sheer pride I feel working on a team of actual engineers and being treated like an equal. I can’t decide (admit it, they are all pretty good reasons). But I can tell you that working on the Portable Life Support System (PLSS) of the Extravehicular Activity (EVA) space suit this summer is gonna be one for the books.

I am very much looking forward to the opportunity to help analyze and possibly redesign a few of the components used to keep astronauts alive and safe during space walks. I will be running tests, collecting data, and offering input on the design. This opportunity to work with other NASA engineers as a peer is going to be great.

Now that I’m cheered up by the thought of co-op, I can return to the harsh reality of life and get back to homework. Countdown to co-op: T – 7 weeks!

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