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NASA representative, Kenneth Rehm directs AB students to the Deep Space Network Now website that shows the real-time status of communications with NASA’s deep space explorers.

NASA visits Alderson Broaddus University

PHILIPPI, W.Va. — Representatives from NASA visited the campus of Alderson Broaddus University last week. Mr. Kenneth D. Rehm, cyber security assurance, and Isaac H. Lambert, associate director for recruitment, spoke to AB students about the opportunities for internships and pathways to joining NASA.

Computer science and cyber security students at AB learned about the John McBride Software Testing & Research (JSTAR) Laboratory which is part of the NASA IV and V program. This program provides simulations of embedded spacecraft environments and test services to verify and validate spacecraft flight software products from NASA flight projects.

Through this internship, students would be involved in research and development conducted to improve test methods and simulations while gaining cyber security knowledge and mentors.

Alderson Broaddus University offers 34 undergraduate and master’s degree programs. The cyber security program was developed in partnership with industry and government agencies to fit the current and future needs of industries.

To learn more about cyber security at AB, please visit

Alderson Broaddus (AB) University is a private, four-year institution of higher education located on a historic hilltop in Barbour County in Philippi, W.Va.

Since its founding in 1871, AB has been a leader and innovator in higher education, with accolades in the health and natural sciences.

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