The academy was a great learning experience for me and I highly recommend it. I was in the astrobiology aspect of the academy at Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley. Most ME's participate in the Dryden aerospace Academy, or the Goddard Academy which concentrates on more of the physical/engineering sciences. For info on the astrobio academy that I was in, go to
The other academies have their own web sites, but I don't know them quite off hand. The best thing to do is go to the web sites of the respective research centers and hunt around for the academy sites. Bridget is an awesome girl and I think we're both fairly approachable. I'll include both of ouraddresses at the bottom. Tell everyone I said hello and I'll talk to you later.