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July 19, 2013

NASA announces 2013 aeronautics scholarship recipients

NASA has selected 25 students from across the nation to receive the agency’s Aeronautics Scholarship for the 2013-2014 school year.

This scholarship program, which is in its sixth year, is designed to assist undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in fields of study related to aeronautics and aviation. Recipients were selected from hundreds of applications to the program.

“Future innovation in aeronautics is dependent on today’s engineering students,” said Jaiwon Shin, associate administrator for NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate in Washington. “Developing new advances in air transportation is critical if the United States is to remain a world leader in aviation. As engineers, these scholars will be challenged to solve the problems facing the aviation industry as the demand for air travel increases.”

The students will have the opportunity to intern with NASA researchers and work on developing technologies for managing air traffic more efficiently. In addition, they will work on technologies that reduce aircraft noise, fuel consumption and emissions, and improve air safety.

This year’s recipients are enrolled at universities in California, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas and Wisconsin.

Undergraduate scholarship winners will receive $15,000 per year to cover tuition costs for two years and a $10,000 stipend during a summer internship with NASA. Graduate scholarship winners will receive approximately $45,000 per year for as many as three years and $10,000 stipends for as many as two summer internships. To maintain their scholarship awards, all recipients must continue to meet the academic standards of the universities they attend.

For a list of the 2013 scholarship recipients’ are:

 

Undergraduate Awardees

Ashraf Anis Al-Hajjeh;University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Alejandro Azocar; Texas A&M University

Sean Ballinger; Columbia University

Conner Carr; University of Missouri-Columbia

Tyler P. Clark; Boise State University

Kyle Flenar; University of Cincinnati Main Campus

John G. Gee; Harvard University

Lisa Haisan; University of Texas at El Paso

David Hershey; University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Daniel Liss; Columbia University

Joseph Lorenzetti; Purdue University Main Campus

Samuel Otto; Purdue University Main Campus

Matthew Reilly; Rowan University

Craig Schmidt; Northeastern University

Arthur Schweitzer; Duke University

Mark Stone; Princeton University

Christian Vuong; Purdue University Main Campus

Christopher Whitmore; Iowa State University

Keith Wittmer; Purdue University Main Campus

Emily Zimovan; Purdue University Main Campus

 

Graduate Awardees

Michael Patterson; Georgia Institute of Technology

Justin Scheidler; Ohio State University Main Campus

Sathya Silva; Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Gregory Smetana; California Instititute of Technology

William Staruk; University of Maryland College Park

 




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