Solar Week - Ask a Question

Come here during Solar Week (next one: March 22-26, 2021) to interact. To post a question, click on your area of interest from the topics below, and then click on the "Ask New Question" button. Or EMAIL or tweet or plant in Answer Garden your question about the Sun or life as a scientist to us -- and watch for it to appear here.  You can also visit our FAQs (frequently asked questions). In between Solar Weeks in October and March, you can view all the archives here.

PrevPrev Go to previous topic
NextNext Go to next topic
Last Post 10/27/2013 2:39 AM by  Anonymous
becoming a scientist
 3 Replies
You are not authorized to post a reply.
Author Messages



10/24/2013 8:27 AM

    mechanical engineering student here, would like to know what should i do further.

    Paulett Liewer

    Basic Member

    Basic Member

    10/24/2013 11:43 AM

    Hi Engineering Student,

    Well, you are probably already taking math and science courses.

    The best introduction to becoming a scientist is to find a scientific institution where you can get a summer job or internship and work with a scientist on a research project.

    I think all of the NASA centers have such programs and probably most of the National Labs...Check out some web sites of place near you and look for student and/or summer programs.

    I've mentored a bunch of summer students in my career and we've always had a lot of fun and learned a lot.

    Good luck


    Ana Espinal Mena

    New Member

    New Member

    10/25/2013 10:38 AM

    Hi Mechanical Engineering Student,

    It is very important that you start searching for the specific topic of Mechanical Engineering that you would like to focus on. Once you select the topic you can start searching for potential projects related to this topic, which would allow you to acquire experience in the field.

    Greetings, Ana



    10/27/2013 2:39 AM

    thank you..


    You are not authorized to post a reply.

    Twitter Feed

    Scientist Leaderboard

    Name # of replies
    Multiverse skin is based on Greytness by Adammer