Hannah Mason, Mentee

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What do you find most rewarding or gratifying about being a mentor/mentee?
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The most gratifying part is getting to experience other people’s passions for science and being able to share my own.

Questions & Answers

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What achievements and/or successes have resulted from being a mentor/mentee that you would not have had otherwise?
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Participating in the Nevada NASA Space Grant Community of Practice program has led me to have been nominated for a Nevada Regents Scholar award.

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If someone asked you to give them an elevator pitch on your research in 3 sentences, what would you say?
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My research project is titled, “Traveling at the Speed of Light.” This project explores the possibilities of reaching faster than light travel through means of the Alcubierre Warp Drive, worm holes, or Mill’s hypothetical warp drivers. Analysis of these theoretical systems has led to the conclusion that exotic matter is necessary to make FTL travel possible.

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Share something about yourself that you won't find on your resume.
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I love to make costumes and attend science fiction conventions.

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