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7 Techies Get Space Grant Consortium Scholarships

SOCORRO, N.M.  January 21, 2016 – Seven New Mexico Tech students earned fellowships from the New Mexico Space Grant Consortium for the 2016 calendar year.

The N.M. Space Grant Consortium is funded by NASA and based at New Mexico State University.

The winners:

Mary Anderson, a master’s student, was awarded $5,000 for her research titled “Theoretical and Experimental Investigation of Extreme Space Environment on Electro-Mechanical Impedance Structural Health Monitoring of Space Structures.”

Aaron Melad, a junior, was awarded $5,000 for his research titled “Ultrathin Dielectric Properties and Nucleation Growth.”

Alexzander Steiniger, a junior, was awarded $5,000 for his research titled “Conversion of Space Waste into Useful Gases using TiO2.”

Sebastian Hendrickx-Rodriguez, a junior, was awarded $5,000 for his research titled “Modeling of Asteroid Shapes Using Light Curves.”

Perianne Johnson, a senior, was awarded $5,000 for her research titled “Jovian Dynamic Atmosphere Modeling.”

Zachary Lawrence, a Ph.D. student, was awarded $10,000 for his research titled “How will chemical composition and transport in the atmosphere evolve with the jet streams and climate change?”

James Price, a master’s student, was awarded $10,000 for his research titled “Probing Massive Star Formation Environments with Multi-wavelength Observations.”

New Mexico Space Grant Consortium is a member of the Congressionally funded National Space Grant College Scholarship and Fellowship Program which is administered by NASA. NMSGC fellowships and scholarships are competitively awarded based on application information, faculty recommendation, GPA, the research project, and NASA’s Mission.  New Mexico Space Grant Consortium is located at New Mexico State University.

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