The University of Arizona Success Stories

On the Move

On the Move

Staying active and eating right are important parts of leading a healthy lifestyle. But getting enough exercise can be difficult. Through two internships sponsored by NASA's Space Grant program, Martha Mosqueda is finding new ways to increase habits encouraging physical activity and healthy nutrition in youth.

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UA Teams Selected for Zero Gravity Flights

UA Teams Selected for Zero Gravity Flights

Two UA student teams from the University of Arizona are conducting experiments in zero gravity this week as part of NASA's Reduced Gravity Student Flight Opportunities Program. The teams are among 14 from universities across the nation whose projects were selected by NASA.

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Student of the Year in Annual Creativity in Electronics Awards

Student of the Year in Annual Creativity in Electronics Awards

2008 Space Grant Intern Matt Bunting's six-legged robot has wowed robotics fans and the electronics industry since he built it as a class project in 2009 while an undergraduate in electrical and computer engineering.

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Allison Strom Receives Prestigious Scholarship

Allison Strom Receives Prestigious Scholarship

2007 UA Undergraduate Intern & 2008 Intern Advisor, Allison Strom, was featured in a UANews article for receiving the highly competitive Gates Cambridge Scholarship.

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Advisor Corrie Hannah Featured for her Travels

Advisor Corrie Hannah Featured for her Travels

2006 UA Undergraduate Intern & 2008 Intern Advisor, Corrie Hannah, was featured in an article on the University of Arizona website titled "Arizona Native has Knack for Travel & Languages".

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Jacob Lauser attending a Conference in Washington, D.C

Jacob Lauser attending a Conference in Washington, D.C

2009 has been a BIG year for 2002 Space Grant Intern Jacob Lauser! Since graduating from UA in 2004, Jacob has worked to combine passions for space and law, graduating from VA Law School in May, 2009, and pursuing work in the American Bar Association's Air and Space Law Sections. As a licensed attorney in PN, he will soon be licensed to practice in Washington, D.C. and NE, and is starting work towards a Master of Law Degree in Space and Telecommunications Law from the University of NE. This will ultimately enable him to work for NASA's Office of the General Counsel or other space R&D organizations. To top off an amazing year, Jacob was married, and he and his wife Wendy are expecting their first child! Kudos and congratulations Jacob!

Caitlin Casey Receives Numerous Awards

Caitlin Casey Receives Numerous Awards

Caitlin Casey, a 2004 Space Grant Intern who worked with the Catalina Sky Survey, received numerous awards for achievement and leadership while at UA including Galileo Circle and Goldwater scholarships plus a prestigious Gates Scholarship to study Astronomy at Cambridge. We are proud to learn that she continues her "super-star" trajectory while reading for a PhD (expected in 2010) and serves as head of the student-led Gates Scholars Council. Kudos to Caitlin-we're glad to see you in such distinguished company!

Malcolm Gibson receives a NASA Aeronautics Scholarship

Congratulations to 2008 Intern Advisor Malcolm Gibson who received a NASA Aeronautics Scholarship which provides him with a fully-funded 10-week summer internship at a NASA facility. This scholarship also provides full-ride funding for the next two years.

Jennifer Stanley Heads to Washington!

Congratulations goes to Jennifer Stanley, a NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Research Intern working with Anne Thwaits and Barron Orr of the "GTK Trainer" website. Jennifer recently learned she was selected for the highly prestigious Washington Center Postgraduate Professional Development Program for a internship with the federal government for the summer 2009.

Airborne Metals Research by Fellow Theresa Foley

2008-2009 Graduate Fellow Theresa Foley was mentioned for her accomplishments in an article on the Superfund Basic Research Program at the University of Arizona website.

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