Morgan Mirtes, a junior majoring in Mathematics and Computer Science, is having an exciting summer. Morgan is interning at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland as a SCaN Summer Intern. She is working with a software development team in the Space and Communications department. The team is using the Liferay portal server, an enterprise web platform, to develop the beginnings of a portal that will be used for communication between NASA's space networks and their missions.
Morgan’s responsibilities include web design for the portal site as well as manipulation of the Liferay software so that it can be used advantageously.
“It's been really challenging, but it's definitely a learning experience!” says Morgan of this unique opportunity. Morgan acknowledges that the skills she learned in her AU classes such as Web Design, Programming I and Programming II have helped her succeed in this position.
This position is part of the Lewis’ Educational and Research Collaborative Internship Project (LERCIP). Morgan was chosen from many applicants from all over the country. In addition to the hands-on experience Morgan is obtaining, the program also provides a variety of planned activities from professional development workshops to presenting at the culminating Student Research Symposium.(http://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/education/LERCIP_GRC.html).