Physics: Out of this World: An Interview with Vasha Dutell
University of Oregon student Vasha Dutell's work will go to the moon and back. At the recommendation of her UO physics professors, she arranged to spend a summer interning at the NASA Ames Research Center in the NASA Ames Robotics Academy. There, she worked on the student-run Lunar Micro Rover project, creating a small lunar robot that will explore and stream video from the moon’s surface.
Dutell worked on the radiation mitigation team, simulating the ionizing radiation that the rover will be exposed to during the mission. "It was an incredible experience," she says. "I was able to help create something which will actually be sent to the moon."
Read more of this interview at http://admissions.uoregon.edu/majors/physics/vasha_dutell.