East Carolina University geology major John Gemperline was selected in a national competition for a summer internship with a NASA academy in Greenbelt, Md.
Gemperline will participate in the 2012 Goddard Space Flight Center Lunar and Planetary Science Academy, conducting research on “Comparative Geomorphic Analysis of Lunar Landslides and Martian Gullies.”
He is a 2011-12 undergraduate scholar in the North Carolina Space Grant program, a 13-member university-based consortia that funds research and education in science. Gemperline has conducted research with geography professor Dr. Tom Allen, director of RENCI at ECU and co-director of ECU’s Center for Geographic Information Science.
Gemperline is a 2011 cum laude graduate of UNC-Greensboro, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in geography, a bachelor’s in classical studies and a minor in cello.
A Greenville native and 2007 graduate of J.H. Rose High School, Gemperline is the son of Margaret and Paul J. Gemperline, ECU dean of Graduate Studies.