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New Mexico Space Grant Consortium announces NMSU scholarships

On May 8, 2014, New Mexico Space Grant Consortium (NMSGC) at New Mexico State University awarded scholarships to six engineering students at New Mexico State University totaling $35,000.


Students receiving scholarships include:

Edward Berndt, Mesilla Park, N.M.
Berndt, a Ph. D. student at New Mexico State University, was awarded $10,000 for his research titled ?Effect of accumulated radiation damage on overall performance of metal and ceramic materials.?

Isabel Garcia, Espanola, N.M.
Garcia, a junior at New Mexico State University was awarded $5,000 for her research titled ?Studying Environmental Changes in Urban Areas Using Remotely Sensed Datasets.?

Joshua Gomez, El Paso, TX
Gomez, a sophomore at New Mexico State University, was awarded $5,000 for his research titled ?Optimization of Algal Activated Charcoal for Use in NASA Environmental Control and Life Support System.?

Joshua Michaelenko, las Cruces, N.M.
Michalenko, a junior at New Mexico State University, was awarded $5,000 for his research titled ?A Method to connect Fragmented Coronal Loops in Extreme Ultraviolet Images.?

Timothy Nunley, Las Cruces, N.M.
Nunley, a junior at New Mexico State University, was awarded $5,000 for his research titled ?Band Gap Analysis of Germanium Alloy Films.?

Jesse Sharp, Prairie Village, KS
Sharp, a junior at New Mexico State University, was awarded $5,000 for his research titled ?Passive Exo Skeleton with Reduced Gravity offloading and Classroom wind tunnel teaching aide.?

New Mexico Space Grant Consortium is a member of the congressionally funded National Space Grant College 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 its alignment to NASA.