Success Stories

Winter Commencement Recognizes Student Achievement

Winter Commencement Recognizes Student Achievement

FY 2009 Space Grant Intern, Denise Garcia, a first-generation graduate student, will graduate with a Master's of Science in ecology and management of rangelands from the UA's School of Natural Resources and the Environment. She is working in conjunction with the Arizona Bureau of Land Management and the Gila Watershed Partnership in assessing land cover change of Southeastern Arizona.

After graduation, Garcia hopes to pursue a doctorate degree and join the Peace Corps, and professionally, her interests are focused in the local efforts of sustainable management of the environment in Northern Mexico.
Winter Commencement Recognizes Student Achievement
Women on the Move honors 17 Tucsonans

Women on the Move honors 17 Tucsonans

Public health graduate student Deanna Lewis received the YWCA Women on the Move Award at a banquet on Sunday at the Westin La Paloma. Lewis is a physician's assistant who founded the Dequenesh Community Health Clinic to treat the uninsured, under-insured and working poor. She is a DrPH student in the Maternal and Child Health program at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. She is also the recepient of the 4CS-11 outstanding paper award from the American Physical Society, which recognizes her team's success with their PV outreach and education program.

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Ground Water Sustainability and Climate Change

Ground Water Sustainability and Climate Change

Living in Arizona, NASA Space Grant intern Luis Huizar has a keen interest in how climate change is affecting ground water levels. Reduced rainfall in high-population areas can lead to issues with ground water sustainability. Through his internship, Huizar is helping to ensure future generations have plenty of potable water.

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Project Could Save UA Thousands of Gallons of Water

Two UA chemical and environmental engineering students have designed a recirculating chilled water system for their lab that could potentially save the University tens of thousands of gallons of water and thousands of kilowatt hours of energy each year.

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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!

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