NASA Undergrad Interaction Day

Fri, 1 December, 2023 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Undergraduate students, join this event for a unique look at the research happening at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) presented by GSFC leadership and current NASA scientists through presentations, poster and networking session, and a lab tour.

What to Expect

The in-person event will begin with NASA leadership in the Sciences and Exploration Directorate and the Astrophysics Science and Solar System Exploration Divisions presenting an overview of past, current, and future work happening at NASA/GSFC. The following hours will include an open poster and networking session where students can meet and talk directly to NASA scientists about their research and a lab tour where students can learn more about the inner workings of an actual NASA lab. We will also be providing a pizza lunch for all participants.

detailed list of all scientists participating, and their poster topic has been compiled to show the fields and research topics covered by the event. We also have several laboratories participating in the lab tour with each student visiting one lab. I will contact all registered attendees with lab details closer to the event and ask they submit their ranked preferences for the participating labs.

Want to Attend? Register!

If you are interested in attending, please send me an email at [email protected] and I will send you a link to a Google form for registering. The deadline to register is Friday, October 27th. Depending on the number of registrants, we may need to cap the number of attendees who can participate in this event. We recommend students register as soon as possible. Late registrations will be accepted on a case-by-case basis. 

U.S. Citizens - Visitor Badge

NASA is a government installation and requires all visitors to receive a badge before entering GSFC. Registering on time will increase the likelihood of receiving a badge to participate in the event. Students will be contacted when their badge is approved and given further instructions. *Do not travel to GSFC on December 1st unless you have received confirmation your badge has been approved.

International Students – Visitor Badge

GSFC requires additional layers of vetting before any visit by a foreign national. If you are a foreign national, you will be contacted after you submit your Google form.  You will receive instructions on what you need to complete to request a badge. The steps will include completing an online form through NASA’s secure personnel database, IdMAX, and uploading the identity pages of your passport with personal information, current or most recent F1 visa stamp page in your passport, and I-20. Please have these documents ready to upload as submitting your information as soon as possible will increase your chance of having your badge approved in time for the event.

Legal permanent residents with a green card will be vetted along with U.S. citizens and are not subject to the additional screening. Note: You will need to bring an original copy of your Permanent Resident Card on the day of the event.

Additionally, those with citizenship or nationality from specific countries will be unable to attend the event due to NASA restrictions. A list of these countries can be found on the NASA Designated Countries List.

Open to students.

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