Feet on the ground, sights on the stars

Janine Baijnath stands in front of a university building wearing a bright yellow top and smiling at the camera

Janine Baijnath chosen to attend Ames Academy with NASA this summer

Geography PhD student, Janine Baijnath, had dreamed of working for NASA since she was six years old, and this summer that dream became a reality. She was the only Canadian chosen to attend the Ames Academy with NASA.

After writing essays and receiving recommendations from her professors, Janine was shortlisted and eventually chosen to work on team projects with fellow international students chosen for the academy. Their projects might end up on the International Space Station in the future.

In addition to teamwork, Janine has also worked one-on-one with a NASA scientist to improve earthquake predictions here on Earth.

Watch Janine’s full interview on CBC’s website.

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