Space Grant Consortium awards fellowships, scholarships to NMSU students

WRITER: Paulo Oemig

On November 28, 2018, New Mexico Space Grant Consortium at New Mexico State University awarded four College of Engineering students with Undergraduate Research Scholarships or Graduate Research Fellowships for the spring 2019 and fall 2019 semesters. Ten College of Arts and Sciences also received awards.

Students in the College of Engineering include:

    • Daniel Furth, a master’s student, was awarded $10,000 for his research titled “Carbon Nanotube-based Nanoresonator Modeling for Space Sensing Applications;”
    • Isaac Kassim, a master’s student, was awarded $10,000 for his research titled “Development of Predictive Guidance and Control Algorithms for Free-Flying Space Robots in a Microgravity Environment;”
    • Tom Nakotte, a Ph.D. student, was awarded $10,000 for his research titled “Gamma Sensitive Solid State Detectors Using Quantum Dots” and
    • Adam Stempeck, a master’s student, was awarded $10,000 for his research titled “Bio-inspiration of fixed wing drones.”

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 NMSU.


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