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New Mexico Space Grant Consortium announces fellowships and scholarships

On April 16, New Mexico Space Grant Consortium (NMSGC) at New Mexico State University awarded 26 fellowships and scholarships to students across New Mexico totaling $210,000. 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.


Students receiving fellowships and scholarships include:

? Heather Bloemhard, Gloucester, Va.
Heather, a Ph.D. student at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, was awarded $10,000 for her research titled "Ground-based Characterization of Exoplanets."

? Heather Buelow, Albuquerque, N.M.
Heather, a Ph.D. student at the University of New Mexico, was awarded $10,000 for her research titled "Life on Mars? Lessons from an Earth analogue: a multifaceted study providing a first look at winter soil bacterial activity in the Dry Valleys, Antarctica using tritiated leucine, stable isoptope probing, 16S rRNA gene sequencing, and metatranscriptomics."

? Peter Dailey, Albuquerque, N.M.
Peter, a junior at New Mexico State University, was awarded $5,000 for his research titled "Ordered Mesoporous Carbon for Water Recovery Applications in NASA Missions."

? Stephen Davis, Eddyville, Ky.
Stephen, a Ph.D. student at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, was awarded $10,000 for his research titled "Nitrous Oxide Hypergolic Propellants."

? Aleksandra Faust, Albuquerque, N.M.
Aleksandra, a Ph.D. student at the University of New Mexico, was awarded $10,000 for her research titled "Machine Learning Methodologies for Agent-based Tasks."

? Sebastian Gomez, Albuquerque, N.M.
Sebastian, a graduate student at the University of New Mexico, was awarded $10,000 for his research titled "Experimental and Computational Aerodynamic Analysis of an Insect Wing."

? Suzanne Gordon, Winchester, Va.
Suzanne, a graduate student at the University of New Mexico, was awarded $10,000 for her research titled "Igneous formation of the Martian crust: constraints from remote sensing, in situ, and Martian meteorite measurements."

? Daniel Guillette, Los Alamos, N.M.
Daniel, a graduate student at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, was awarded $10,000 for his research titled "Making CubeSat Integration Simple-r."

? Daniel Herrera, Questa, N.M.
Daniel, a senior at the University of New Mexico, was awarded $5,000 for his research titled "GaSb-based Thermo-Photovoltaics."

? Alexander Horne, Pawhuska, Ok.
Alexander, a sophomore at Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute, was awarded $5,000 for his research entitled "Roadrunner Robotics."

? Adrienne Larson, Los Alamos, N.M.
Adrienne, a senior at New Mexico State University, was awarded $5,000 for her research titled "Phases of the Moon in Oreos."

? Nigel Mathes, Downingtown, Pa.
Nigel, a Ph.D. student at New Mexico State University, was awarded $10,000 for his research titled "The Evolution of the Circumgalactic Medium across Cosmic Time."

? Bridget McEwen, Ingleside, Ill.
Bridget, a Ph.D. student at the University of New Mexico, was awarded $10,000 for her research titled "Characterizing the Sites of Hadronic Cosmic Ray Acceleration."

? Robert Mesler, Woodbridge, Va.
Robert, a Ph.D. student at the University of New Mexico, was awarded $5,000 for his research titled "Gamma-Ray Bursts at High Redshift."

? Neda Nourabadi, Las Cruces, N.M.
Neda, a Ph.D. student at New Mexico State University, was awarded $10,000 for her research titled "The role of PH adaption and its effect on bacterial gene selection necessary for environmental persistence."

? Timothy Nunley, Las Cruces, N.M.
Timothy, a junior at New Mexico State University, was awarded $5,000 for his research titled "Germanium Semi-Conductors, Alloys for Space Power Applications."

? Meredith Rawls, Richland, Wash.
Meredith, a Ph.D. student at New Mexico State University, was awarded $10,000 for her research titled "What makes B-stars tick? Unraveling the Mysteries of Candidate Kepler Binaries."

? Nicole Saavedra, Albuquerque, N.M.
Nicole, a senior at the University of New Mexico, was awarded $5,000 for her research titled "Particle-In-Cell Modeling of a Helicon Small Spacecraft Thruster Experiment."

? Allison Santos, West Brookfield, Mass.
Allison, a Ph.D. student at the University of New Mexico, was awarded $10,000 for her research titled "A Geochemical Investigation of Martian Meteorite NWA 7034."

? Sam Schonfield, Sebastopol, Calif.
Sam, a Ph.D. student at New Mexico State University, was awarded $10,000 for his research titled "A study of the F10.7 Generation Mechanism."

? Zachery Smith, Grants, N.M.
Zachary, a sophomore at New Mexico State University-Grants, was awarded $5,000 for his research titled "Hydro-logical Study of Ancient Water Flow."

? Nicholas Ule, Santa Rosa, Calif.
Nicholas, a Ph.D. student at New Mexico State University, was awarded $10,000 for his research titled "On the origin of Space Weather : Does differential rotation enhance stellar flare rates?"

? Jacob Vander Vilet, Las Cruces, N.M.
Jacob, a Ph.D. student at New Mexico State University, was awarded $10,000 for his research titled "Characterizing the Role of Mass in Galaxy Evolution."

? Jon Vigil, Chowchilla, Calif.
Jon, a junior at the University of New Mexico, was awarded $5,000 for his research titled "Shock Induced Gas Mixing."

? Travis Willet-Gies, Placitas, N.M.
Travis, a graduate student at New Mexico State University, was awarded $10,000 for his research titled "Optical Spectroscopy of Material for Group-IV Optoelectronics."

? Joshua Williams, Albuquerque, N.M.
Josh, a senior at the University of New Mexico, was awarded $5,000 for his research titled "MSL ChemCam Affiliate."