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1 Going With the Flow: A Summer Internship at NASA Jamie Hamilton

2 August 16, 2007Background Hometown: Centennial, CO University of Hartford class of May 2009 Mechanical Engineering with Acoustics Vice Chair of Hartfords ASME student chapter Student assistant for Institute for Life Support and Sustainable Living Denver

3 August 16, 2007Outline My Projects My Projects Oxygen tank trade study Oxygen tank trade study Ventilation Lab build-up Ventilation Lab build-up Presentations Presentations Visitor Suit Presentations Visitor Suit Presentations Education Outreach Suit Presentation Education Outreach Suit Presentation Takeaways Takeaways Future Plans Future Plans

4 August 16, 2007 My Projects Oxygen tank trade study and design Oxygen tank trade study and design Ventilation Lab Build-up Ventilation Lab Build-up Suit presentations Suit presentations Education Outreach suit presentation Education Outreach suit presentation

5 August 16, 2007 Oxygen Tank Trade Study Read through information on history of space suits to gather information from both US and Russian sources Read through information on history of space suits to gather information from both US and Russian sources Compile all of that information into one collective set of data Compile all of that information into one collective set of data Research pressure vessels from all other facets of life Research pressure vessels from all other facets of life Take all of the research and find a way to create a lighter oxygen tank Take all of the research and find a way to create a lighter oxygen tank

6 August 16, 2007 Ventilation Lab Build-up Helped order parts Helped order parts Participated in writing Vent Lab URR Participated in writing Vent Lab URR Worked with LabView to build a program for collecting data when the testing is ready Worked with LabView to build a program for collecting data when the testing is ready

7 August 16, 2007Presentations Presented during Take Your Child to Work Day Presented during Take Your Child to Work Day Co-presented some suit demonstrations for visitors Co-presented some suit demonstrations for visitors Personal suit presentation to fellow interns Personal suit presentation to fellow interns

8 August 16, 2007Presentations Helped to design the new education outreach presentation Helped to design the new education outreach presentation Found lots of video clips to use Found lots of video clips to use Learned something new almost every day Learned something new almost every day

9 August 16, 2007Takeaways Dont be afraid to ask questions, everyone is willing to help Dont be afraid to ask questions, everyone is willing to help Becoming an expert in one topic allows learning from many other topics Becoming an expert in one topic allows learning from many other topics Theres something new to learn everyday Theres something new to learn everyday NASA is a great place to work and I would like to come back NASA is a great place to work and I would like to come back

10 August 16, 2007 Future Plans Return to JSC for another internship Return to JSC for another internship More experience with acoustics related projects More experience with acoustics related projects Graduate Graduate

11 August 16, 2007Acknowledgements Heather Paul Richard Watson Raul Blanco Trish Petete Bruce Sauser Craig Shannon Education Office CT Space Grant College Consortium Prof. Thomas Filburn Patrick Whipps EC5

12 August 16, 2007 Questions?


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