During his 12-week internship, Leonardo is helping develop a self-replicating, solar-powered, 3-D printing machine for the moon that can mine lunar bedrock — like dust, soil, and broken rocks — extract the raw materials, and input them into a series of 3-D printers.
There is no doubt that clean technologies will one day fuel every car on the road. This vision has prompted international car manufacturers to invest heavily into cleaner vehicle alternatives such as electric power cars.
“During my internship, I became very comfortable speaking to businesses and explaining the benefits of my expertise. I learned about the kinds of things industry was interested in and how my research could address them.” she said. “It gave me the boost of confidence that I needed.”
Innovation, whether researcher, technology, or social, is widely viewed as being “gender blind” or “gender neutral,” places where male and female do not matter. But according to Sarah, this is the first misconception we need to confront.
Astronomy targets are not visible all year long, so I needed to apply for telescope time every couple of months to get observations of my targets. I was able to stay longer and collaborate in person at the Institute of Astronomy because of the Mitacs Globalink Award.