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Katie Browne is in her final weeks of an internship at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Over the past 10 weeks, she has been part of a team of computer scientists and engineers designing robots to explore other planets.

But for Browne, a senior at the University of Nevada, Reno, computers are more than just a work tool—she credits them with enabling her to fulfill a dream to work at NASA.