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NMT Transfer Selected For NASA Scholars Program

NMT Transfer Selected For NASA Scholars Program

October 13, 2017

SOCORRO, N.M. – New Mexico Tech student Michelle Sherman has been selected to travel to NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi this fall to participate in the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars project.

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Michelle Sherman was selected for a NASA program this fall.

 

“I was really excited and shocked,” Sherman said. “I couldn’t believe it. My dream job has always been to work at NASA, so it felt like a dream come true.”

Sherman, along with other students, will work on a team to build a Mars rover that can function on Mars-like terrain. They will build and program the rover to pick up objects and run various tests on them. She will take part in the program from October 23 to 26.

Sherman graduated from Santa Fe Community College earlier this year. Her physics instructor at Santa Fe encouraged her to apply for the scholarship. She started as a junior at NMT this fall, studying electrical engineering and math.

The program is a highly competitive program that gives scholars the opportunity to interact and network with NASA engineers and scientists. Sherman was selected as one of 304 community college students to be part of the project. The five-week scholars program culminates with a four-day, on-site event at Stennis Space Center.

While at NASA, students form teams and establish fictional companies interested in Mars exploration. Each team is responsible for developing and testing a prototype rover, forming a company infrastructure, managing a budget, and developing communications and outreach. The on-site experience at the NASA space center will include a tour of facilities and briefings by NASA subject matter experts.

 

She hopes to one day work with NASA and use her engineering, robotic and mathematical skills to enhance research on other planets. 

 

 

 

NMT Transfer Selected For NASA Scholars Program

 

SOCORRO, N.M. – New Mexico Tech student Michelle Sherman has been selected to travel to NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi this fall to participate in the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars project.

 

“I was really excited and shocked,” Sherman said. “I couldn’t believe it. My dream job has always been to work at NASA, so it felt like a dream come true.”

 

Sherman, along with other students, will work on a team to build a Mars rover that can function on Mars-like terrain. They will build and program the rover to pick up objects and run various tests on them. She will take part in the program from October 23 to 26.

 

Sherman graduated from Santa Fe Community College earlier this year. Her physics instructor at Santa Fe encouraged her to apply for the scholarship. She started as a junior at NMT this fall, studying electrical engineering and math.

 

The program is a highly competitive program that gives scholars the opportunity to interact and network with NASA engineers and scientists. Sherman was selected as one of 304 community college students to be part of the project. The five-week scholars program culminates with a four-day, on-site event at Stennis Space Center.

 

While at NASA, students form teams and establish fictional companies interested in Mars exploration. Each team is responsible for developing and testing a prototype rover, forming a company infrastructure, managing a budget, and developing communications and outreach. The on-site experience at the NASA space center will include a tour of facilities and briefings by NASA subject matter experts.

 

She hopes to one day work with NASA and use her engineering, robotic and mathematical skills to enhance research on other planets. 

 

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