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Six UNM A&S students awarded scholarships from New Mexico Space Grant Consortium

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Posted: December 14, 2017

The New Mexico Space Grant Consortium (NMSGC) at New Mexico State University recently awarded Undergraduate Research Scholarships/Graduate Research Fellowships to six students at The University of New Mexico.

The scholarships, totaling $50,000, will enable the recipients to continue work on their respective research.

The students, all from the College of Arts and Sciences, include: 

  • Joseph Medley, a junior, awarded $5,000 for his research titled “Microbes Masquerading as Minerals.”
  • Lauren Zundel, a junior, awarded $5,000 for her research titled “The Transition from Finite to Infinite in Arrays of Nanodisks.”
  • Sean Willey, a senior, awarded $10,000 for his research titled "Effects of Perturbations on Satellite Constellation Design.” 
  • Zachary Gallegos, a master’s student, awarded $10,000 for his research titled “Landing Site Investigations for Future Human Missions to the Surface of Mars.”
  • Mya Habermann, a master’s student, awarded $10,000 for her research titled “Oxygen Isotopic Ratios of Clasts Within Martian Meteorite NWA 8674.”
  • Megan Lewis, a Ph.D. student, awarded $10,000 for her research titled “Characterizing SiO Maser Detections in the BAaDE Survey.”
  • Neil McFadden, a Ph.D. student, awarded $10,000 for his research titled “Active Veto Shielding for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay.”

NMSGC is a member of the congressionally funded National Space Grant College Scholarship and Fellowship Program which is administered by NASA. Its 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 New Mexico State University.

Related Link: New Mexico Space Grant Consortium

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