Planetary Science Institute

About Planetary Science Institute

The Planetary Science Institute (PSI) is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to solar system exploration. It is headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, where it was founded in 1972. PSI scientists are involved in numerous NASA and international missions, the study of Mars and other planets, the Moon, asteroids, comets, interplanetary dust, impact physics, the origin of the solar system, extra-solar planet formation, dynamics, the rise of life, and other areas of research. They conduct fieldwork on all continents around the world. They also are actively involved in science education and public outreach through school programs, children’s books, popular science books and art.


Research Assistant

June 2019 - August 2019 Amherst, MA
“Context: I worked at a university lab and was funded by PSI, so I didn't have too much contact with PSI. All communications with PSI seemed professional and well-coordinated. I enjoyed the work I was doing and the lab I was working in. My advisor was extremely friendly and supportive. ”
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