UA Space Grant Success Stories
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Adria Brooks, 2006 UA Space Grant Intern and OSIRIS student Deputy-Principal Investigator, has been awarded a NASA Motivating Undergraduates in Science and Technology (MUST) scholarship. As part of this scholarship Adria receives a one-year tuition scholarship of $10,000 and a $5,000 stipend to participate in a summer research experience at a NASA center.
Congratulations Adria!Read More
Friday, July 27, 2007
1999 Space Grant Fellow Margaret Turnbull was featuring in a CNN article titled, "Genuisnes who will change your life" for her research concerning aliens.
"Turnbull's mind-blowing patience has paid off. In 2015, NASA will be launching its Terrestrial Planet Finder, which will use space telescopes to look for planets beyond our solar system, and it'll start with the stars on Turnbull's short list. In other words, nobody's laughing at Turnbull's search for aliens now" (Eric Furman, CNN).Read More
Friday, June 8, 2007
Dr. Natasha Johnson was one of our first UA/NASA Space Grant Interns. She graduated from the University of Arizona in 1991 with BS degrees in Math, Geology, Computer Science and Physcis. She is currently working at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Extraterrestrial Physics as a National Research Council Resident Research Associate and has written many publications to support her work.Read More
Monday, June 4, 2007
1992-93 Space Grant Undergraduate Intern Julius Yellowhair graduates from the University of Arizona with a Ph.D. in Optical Sciences.Read More
Monday, April 30, 2007
An image from a brain scan may look like a gray mass to the untrained eye. But Joshua Lucio is able to detect the slightest change from image to image.
Lucio isn't a doctor, a professor or even a graduate student. He's a University of Arizona microbiology senior who's spent seven months looking at MRI scans taken before and after patients with brain diseases underwent radiation treatments.
Lucio's work is done through the Arizona Space Grant Consortium, which involves dozens of UA students and is led by Michael Drake, head of the UA's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory.
The statewide program...Read More
Monday, November 20, 2006
University of Arizona Space Grant Undergraduate Research Intern David Zahn (2006-07) was awarded two distinctions soon into his first semester as an undergraduate research intern in our program.
Below an excerpt from a letter from David to Susan Brew regarding his recent accomplishments and enthusiasm about the Space Grant program and how it has been a positive element of his semester so far!
As I mentioned when I saw you, and as you requested, I'll reiterate by email that I have just been awarded the Magellan Circle Scholarship from the College of Social and Behavior Sciences. As you may already...
Monday, May 1, 2006
In May of 2006, 2005 UA/NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Research Intern Daniella Della Giustina, an engineering-physics major, was one of five students selected from across the nation to receive a prestigious $9,000 NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Student Fellows Prize to investigate revolutionary ideas for space exploration. She will study the use of near-Earth asteroids for radiation shielding during a human journey to Mars in her prize-winning project titled "The Martian Bus Schedule: An Innovative Technique for Protecting Humans on a Journey to Mars." An extension to this accomplishment, Dani has been named "Student Principal Investigator" for the Discovery-class...Read More
University of Arizona Space Grant Undergraduate Research Intern Jenna Root (2005-06) was awarded 1st Place for her poster at the UA Student Showcase 2006. She competed in the Undergraduate Student Division in Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. She will be presenting her poster, "Assessing Carbon Dynamics of Coarse Woody Debris in Desert Grasslands" at the Annual Meetings of the Society for Range Management in Reno, NV in Feb 2007.Read More
The Arizona Space Grant Consortium is particularly proud of our statewide fellowships programs. From 1994 to 2002, 999 undergraduate students have participated in mentor-guided research internships in leading-edge scientific programs. A great enhancement to an education, internships contribute to the development of a technically informed, aware and sensitive citizenry--essential to the success of U.S. space endeavors, as well as to broader national priorities. 132 graduate students have received fellowships, propelling them towards careers in America's technical work force. 22% are from groups traditionally underrepresented in science and technical fields; 40% are women.Read More