At age 16...

 A Maryland student is working with NASA on a serious project
From the Washington Post

In spring 2016, Liza Goldberg asked scientists at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., if she could do research there. But there was a problem: She was 14, and the agency’s internship program accepts students starting at 16.

As luck would have it, two NASA satellite experts — David Lagomasino and Temilola Fatoyinbo — saw the request. It mentioned a tree study Goldberg had done that involved climate change and measuring the growth of maple seedlings in her backyard once a week for three years.

The two NASA scientists were intrigued. “This girl sounds great,” Lagomasino recalls saying. “We have some work to do, let’s bring her in.” Even at a large governmental organization, it turns out, there are ways around bureaucratic hurdles.

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