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Arab girl with NASA lessons

GHENA AL HANAE


Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi-hailed Emirati student Ghena Al Hanae is now a more wiser women on space and science. She had experienced all drama behind the NASA lab's new space craft Curiosity Rover, which was build for exploring Mars to find out if life could have existed in this red planet. During the making of Curiosity Rover, a 2.5 billion US dollar project, she was undergoing her internship in NASA. This is one of the specially chosen moments experienced by an Arab student.

Ghena Al Hanae from Abu Dhabi, has recently completed a 16-week placement at the Nasa Lunar Science Institute, hosted by the Ames Research Centre.Nasa Lunar Science institute contributed to the software design, sensor integration and wind-tunnel testing that went into building the Mars exploration satellite rover. Ames Research Centre plays a critical role in virtually all NASA missions in support of America's space and aeronautics programs.

Her next step will be for a eHmaster's in energy-resources engineering at Stanford University this year. She has arrived at NASA through Arab Youth Venture Foundation (AYVF). Founded in 2007, the AYVF is a UAE-based non-profit organisation which is committed to the development of the students from Arab Emirates. AYVF has made a tie-up with NASA and its Ames research centre to provide Emirates students an opportunity to intern in the US.

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