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YES! Intern Talk - 'Learning about Lunar Craters, Meteorites, and the Universe'

Evelin, an intern at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, did not know much about space before her internship. But once here, she learned about lunar craters and got to touch a meteorite. Thanks to her internship, she now wants to study astronomy.

The Smithsonian Institution’s Youth Engagement through Science (YES!) internship program gives teens from communities that are underrepresented in STEM careers the opportunity to work with Smithsonian scientists and other experts. These young people from the greater Washington, D.C., area work on science research projects, and get science communication and college preparation training over the course of the program. 

As part of the 2017 YES! program, the interns created these TED-style talks to share their stories.