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RMU Student Lands Summer Internship at NASA

Saturday, March 15, 2014

When Lawton Crentsil immigrated to the United States from Ghana back in 2007, his goal was to obtain an undergraduate degree in engineering. Little did he know that he'd be doing research that could one day help astronauts on deep-space missions.

This May the junior manufacturing and biomedical engineering double major will be taking part in NASA's National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) Summer Apprenticeship program.

Crentsil will begin in late May at the NSBRI Summer Bioastronautics Institute at the institute's headquarters in Houston, Texas. After that he'll spend the remainder of the 11-week internship at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. There, he and William K. Thompson, senior electronics and biomedical engineer, will be doing biomechanical modeling of novel resistance exercise devices that may be used one day in flight units for exploration missions.

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