Release Date: December 18, 2007
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Everett Community College Student
Rachael Humberg Earns NASA Internship
EVERETT, WA – The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has selected Everett Community College aerospace engineering student Rachael Humberg for a 15-week internship at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center in California.
Humberg, 20, of Lake Stevens, will be paired with a NASA mentor and her internship will include Hypersonic Missile Testbed Support, Sonic Boom investigations and data analysis and Blended Wing Body flight support and data analysis.
“I still can’t believe I’m actually going,” said Humberg, an EvCC sophomore. “When I got the call, I was so excited I was jumping up and down.”
The internship is part of NASA’s Undergraduate Student Research Program. Humberg was one of two student interns chosen for the Spring quarter internship at the Dryden Flight Center.
Humberg, a 2006 Lake Stevens High School graduate, learned about the internship from EvCC physics instructor Kristine Washburn, advisor for EvCC’s Society of Women Engineers.
“Rachel is an exceptional student. I’m not at all surprised, but I am very happy for her,” Washburn said.
Humberg plans to transfer to the University of Washington to earn her bachelor’s degree after graduating from EvCC.
“I chose Everett Community College because I think with the smaller classes you get more time with the instructors than the first two years at a university,” Humberg said. “I definitely made the right choice.”