New Mexico Space Grant Consortium awards $65 thousand to engineering students

The New Mexico Space Grant Consortium at New Mexico State University on Dec. 1 awarded eight New Mexico State University College of Engineering students with research scholarships/fellowships for the spring 2018 and fall 2018 semesters totaling $65,000.

Students receiving scholarships include:

  • Samantha Ceballes, senior, was awarded $10,000 for her research titled “The Modeling and Applications of Nano-Structures and Nano-Materials in Space Related Missions.”
  • Daniel Furth, senior, was awarded $5,000 for his research titled “Tethered UAV.”
  • Victor Meraz, senior, was awarded $10,000 for his research titled “Feasibility Study of Geothermal Heating and Cooling on Mars.”
  • Tom Nakotte, Ph.D. candidate, was awarded $10,000 for his research titled “Gamma Sensitive Solid State Detectors Using Quantum Dots.”
  • Kimberly Pestovich, junior, was awarded $5,000 for her research titled “Nanomaterials for Nitrate Removal and Water Treatment in Shrimp Aquaculture.”
  • Stephanie Richins, sophomore, was awarded $5,000 for her research titled “ZnO and SnO Nanowires for Electrochemical Reduction of CO2.”
  • Adam Stempeck, senior, was awarded $10,000 for his research titled “Bioinspired Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.”
  • Gregory Taylor, master’s candidate, was awarded $10,000 for his research titled “Modeling and Nonlinear Dynamics for Soft Bodied Impact Contact Dynamics for High-Tech Space Applications.”

The consortium also awarded 14 NMSU College of Arts and Sciences students with undergraduate research scholarships or graduate research fellowships.

 


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