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    This position is in the NASA's Pathways Intern Program which provides students with the opportunity to explore NASA careers and gain meaningful work experience. This position is for an engineering student trainee in the Ceramic & Polymer Composites Branch in the Materials & Structures Division at the NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC). The Branch focuses on advancing both ceramic matrix and polymer matrix composites technology.

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    • Conducts fundamental tests to characterize failure modes and durability of Ceramic Matrix Composites and Polymer Matrix Composite materials.
    • Develop and experimentally validate analytical models of failure and life prediction processes in Ceramic Matrix Composites and Polymer Matrix Composites.
    • Optimize implementation of Ceramic and Polymer Composites in a variety of aerospace structural applications using finite element and other analytical methods.
    • Apply process modeling approaches to improve mechanical and thermal properties of high temperature aerospace materials.
    • Publish research results in peer-reviewed journals and conference presentations.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training or other work-related duties

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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