The stars, reached.
When Brian Anderson '09 arrived at Emmanuel, he was hoping to discover a way to develop his interest in physics and astronomy. He found it. This semester, the math major is serving an exclusive internship as a student researcher with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in its Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California.
Using MATLAB, a tool for numerical computations with matrices and vectors, Anderson is analyzing planet and solar system information in hopes of unearthing terrestrial data. "I'm really proud of being selected," says Anderson. "My acceptance letter noted that only 850 students have ever been able to participate in an internship like this."