NASA DEVELOP is under the Capacity Building Program within NASA’s Applied Sciences Program. NASA DEVELOP conducts feasibility research projects which use NASA satellite data to answer current environmental questions for our partner organizations, while providing opportunities for professional and personal growth for our participants.
Each year we have three “terms” that consist of 10 intense weeks of research and analysis that is conducted by a team of current students (undergraduate or graduate), recent graduates (undergraduate or graduate), and early/transitioning career professionals.
Teams partner with professional organizations (The Nature Conservancy, FEMA, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, National Park Service) offering unique opportunities for networking with these partners as well as with NASA scientists and advisors.
Projects fall into one or two of the eight National Application areas, and are team led providing participants the opportunity to grow their leadership, professional, and technical skill sets. Many focuses of study can benefit from the program as they cultivate professional skills while they learn how to use GIS and remote sensing techniques.