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:
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
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