Engineering students receive $35K in research awards

The New Mexico Space Grant Consortium awarded six New Mexico State University College of Engineering students with Research Scholarships/Fellowships for the spring 2016 and fall 2016 semesters totaling $35,000.

Students receiving scholarships include:

Tyler Balding, Las Cruces, NM

Balding, a chemical engineering Ph.D. candidate, was awarded $10,000 for his research titled “Novel Sunlight-Driven Photocatalysts for Water Treatment.”

Sarah Lyons, Phoenix, AZ

Lyons,  a chemical engineering senior, was awarded $5,000 for her research titled “Waste Processing with Pyrolysis to Recover Water and Nutrients.”

Ian Rankin, Las Cruces, NM

Rankin, an electrical engineering sophomore at New Mexico State University, was awarded $5,000 for his research titled “Ionic Neutron Content Analyzer Nano-satellite.”

Glen Throneberry, Las Cruces, NM

Throneberry, a mechanical engineering junior, was awarded $5,000 for his research titled “Modeling and design of efficient micro air vehicles for planetary explorations.”

Daniel White, Las Cruces, NM

White, a chemical engineering senior, was awarded $5,000 for his research titled “Solar Distillation System for Developing Communities.”

Sandra Zimmerman, Las Cruces, NM

Zimmerman, a mechanical engineering junior at New Mexico State, was awarded $5,000 for her research titled “Performance enhancement of energy harvesters for powering NASA’s equipment.”

The 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.


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