Northern Michigan University student Adam Kall will complete a summer internship with NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., June 6-Aug. 12. He will be the only intern helping to maintain the digital security of the NASA servers.
“It was an amazing feeling and took a few days before it really sunk in that I got the internship," said Kall, a native of Davenport, Iowa. "When I applied, I was told there was only one spot available, so the fact that they decided I should receive this chance is incredible. I want to do my absolute best representing myself and Northern while I’m there.”
Kall said the opportunity to network with NASA professionals and work alongside them at Goddard will be a valuable step toward his longtime goal of someday finding full-time employment with the agency. When he previously received an NMU Foundation scholarship, he had indicated his dream was to be part of the NASA team that creates the first sustainable colony in space.
Kall is a double major in mathematics and computer science. He is a member of the Student Leader Fellowship Program, the Math Challenge Group, the Student Finance Committee and serves as a math tutor as part of the NMU All-Campus Tutoring program.