Ames Community College Education and Development Program Student Intern and Ames Honor Award Winner Young Park
Although a complex task, Young Park has not only analyzed but developed an algorithm that improves prediction and accuracy of aircraft climb trajectories. In his ACCEDP (Ames Community College Education and Development Program) internship position, Young Park has proven to be exceptionally tenacious, inquisitive, and attentive to detail as he pursues a deeper understanding of trends, and meticulously combs through multiple information centers in order to isolate the one problematic data point that would cause a system to crash.
Young authored a technical paper submitted to the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics. As first author on the peer-reviewed publication, Young presented his research at the AIAA Aviation 2013 conference in Los Angeles, CA.
About his own experience, Young writes:
"I really had one goal coming into the ACCEDP program, and that was to learn as much as I possibly could in the short amount of time I would have…The most important thing that was learned from my experience with ACCEDP as an intern for AFT had to be the critical thinking." Y. Park, 2013
Young has now transitioned from the community college while continuing his academic studies in engineering at a local four-year institution.
Young Park received an Ames Honor Award in recognition of his work ethic and commitment to excellence in research as a student intern.
ACCEDP is proud of Young Park's research efforts in STEM, his accomplishments as a community college intern, and his contributions to NASA Ames.