Planning a NASA mission to land a rover on the dwarf planet Ceres isn’t something a whole lot of people can say they’ve done. But that’s exactly what College of Charleston sophomore Tyler Glymph did during his internship with NASA last summer.
A Columbia, South Carolina, native majoring in geology and minoring in astronomy and biology, Glymph acted as chief scientist for the mission to Ceres, which lies in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
“My ultimate goal is to start my own space company agency,” says Glymph, a 1967 Legacy Scholar and Charleston Fellow who is also a recipient of the Colonial Scholarship and a member of the Honors College entrepreneurship community STEAM E-LLC and of LS-AMP, a minority enrichment program.
The College Today caught up with Glymph to find out more about his online summer internship with NASA, which came about through NASA’s L’Space Program, a 12-week academy conducted with Arizona State University where undergraduate STEM students do hands-on learning by creating mission procedures and protocols. Here’s what he had to say.
To learn more about Tyler’s out-of-this-world internship, check out the full article by Tom Cunneff in The College Today.