|GHENA AL HANAE|
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.