SWOSU Senior Continuing Internship at Johnson Space Center


Chris Parton

Chris Parton, a senior in the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Industrial and Engineering Technology Department in Weatherford, served as a summer intern at Johnson Space Center in Houston and has been asked to continue the internship during the current 2010 fall semester.

Parton is working in the Center Operations Directorate under the mentorship of Susan Hulsey, director of the Geographic Information Systems section under the Planning and Integration Office. Geographic Information Systems are computer systems that manage data but include spatial analysis. 

Parton worked on two projects during the summer that will allow NASA personnel to work more efficiently and in improved security conditions, according to SWOSU faculty member Madeline Baugher who works with the Oklahoma Space Grant Consortium, which funds the internship.