by Maia LaVille
NASA awarded Joshua L. Malone a summer internship in April 2014, and Malone found himself learning about safety requirements and processes for the United States, International Partners and Commercial Crew Carriers.
Malone a Lewis’ Educational and Research Collaborative, or LERCIP Intern, worked at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, in the Safety and Mission Assurance Directorate, Program and Project Assurance Division, Reliability and System Safety Engineering Branch. His responsibilities included preparing a safety checklist for payloads going to the Space Station. He also evaluated safety deliverables and projected how deliverables such as hazard analyses, hazard reports and safety data packages were documented and used for communicating safety compliance.
“The internship was a big step into my career”, said Malone. It provided me with more work experience and an introduction to other fields of engineering.”
“The summer was too short and I wished I could work longer with Joshua” said Malone’s mentor, Flight System Safety Engineer, Maria T. Havenhill. “I was very impressed with Joshua’s initiative right from the beginning and his ability to think like a safety engineer and tackle the creation of a safety assessment checklist.”
Dr. Anita Tenteris-Noebe, Malone’s supervisor said, “I think Joshua Malone is a highly intelligent, extraordinary young man. I have been impressed by his diligence and outstanding organizational skills. From the first day I met him, Joshua was very respectful, inquisitive and insightful. He has incredible creative energies, a refreshing idealism, and a positive disposition that lights up the room when he enters. During his time at NASA Glenn Research Center, Joshua consistently demonstrated a strong work ethic and a dedication to success. We need more young men like him at NASA Glenn.”
Malone is a resident of Berea and a senior at CASE Western Reserve University where he studies electrical engineering. He hopes to attend graduate school to pursue an advanced degree in electrical engineering, signal and systems.
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