Evan Agarwal's Diverse Summer Experiences

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Evan Agarwal's Diverse Summer Experiences

Evan Agarwal is proof that CoSA students are well-rounded. This Instrumental Music rising senior divided his summer break between being an intern at the prestigious Student Enhancement In Earth and Space Science (SEES) in Texas and being a volunteer with the US Forest Service in Stanislaus National Forest, where he made a film that is played on a continuous loop at the Visitor Center. So here's more about this music-playing, film-making, scientifically-oriented CoSA student:

Evan Agarwal has been selected for the prestigious Student Enhancement in Earth and Space Science (SEES) summer internship to be held at The University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Space Research.  Students will work with scientists and engineers to conduct authentic research from data received from NASA’s earth observing satellites.  This nationally competitive program selects students who will increase their knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and math through space education.  

SEES is a collaborative effort of Texas Space Grant Consortium members and affiliates, NASA, and The University of Texas at Austin.  Students apply for LiftOff and are selected competitively.  Over 600 applications were received for the coveted 30 internship positions.  Students work remotely with their project scientist prior to the on-site internship.  During the two weeks the students will work at UT/CSR they will conduct hands-on activities, field investigations, attend presentations by NASA scientists and engineers, and work on various NASA missions. 

Here is how Evan describes his Forest Service work: He will be working as a “camp host” at Mosquito Lakes in Stanislaus National Forest, just north of Yosemite. His duties include maintaining the campsite facilities, and interacting with and informing visitors to the forest. During his time with the US Forest Service, Evan will also be filming and producing a short film about the duties and passion of the US Forest Service employees, using equipment loaned to him from CoSA’s film department. When completed, the film will play on a loop at the visitor center in Stanislaus National Forest.