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New Mexico Space Grant Consortium Graduate Fellowships and Undergraduate Scholarships

The New Mexico Space Grant Consortium (NMSGC) at New Mexico State University this month awarded eight New Mexico State University, College of Engineering students with Research Scholarships/Fellowships for the Spring 2018 and Fall 2018 semesters totaling $65,000.


Students receiving scholarships include:

• Samantha Ceballes, Las Cruces, NM
Samantha, a Senior at New Mexico State University, was awarded $10,000 for her research titled “The Modeling and Applications of Nano-Structures and Nano-Materials in Space Related Missions.”

• Daniel Furth, Las Cruces, NM
Daniel, a Senior at New Mexico State University, was awarded $5,000 for his research titled “Tethered UAV.”

• Victor Meraz, Las Cruces, NM
Victor, a Senior at New Mexico State University, was awarded $10,000 for his research titled “Feasibility Study of Geothermal Heating and Cooling on Mars.”

• Tom Nakotte, Las Cruces, NM
Tom, a Ph.D. student at New Mexico State University, was awarded $10,000 for his research titled “Gamma Sensitive Solid State Detectors Using Quantum Dots.”

• Kimberly Pestovich, Las Cruces, NM
Kimberly, a Junior at New Mexico State University, was awarded $5,000 for her research titled “Nanomaterials for Nitrate Removal and Water Treatment in Shrimp Aquaculture.”

• Stephanie Richins, Las Cruces, NM
Stephanie, a Sophomore at New Mexico State University, was awarded $5,000 for her research titled “ZnO and SnO Nanowires for Electrochemical Reduction of CO2.”

• Adam Stempeck, Las Cruces, NM
Adam, a Senior at New Mexico State University, was awarded $10,000 for his research titled “Bioinspired Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.”

• Gregory Taylor, Las Cruces, NM
Gregory, a Master’s student at New Mexico State University, was awarded $10,000 for his research titled “Modeling and Nonlinear Dynamics for Soft Bodied Impact Contact Dynamics for High-Tech Space Applications.”

New Mexico Space Grant Consortium is a member of the Congressionally funded National Space Grant College Scholarship and Fellowship Program which is administered by NASA. NMSGC 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.