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New Mexico Space Grant Consortium Graduate Fellowships and Undergraduate Scholarships

New Mexico Space Grant Consortium (NMSGC) at New Mexico State University this month awarded 14 New Mexico State University, College of Arts and Sciences students with Undergraduate Research Scholarships or Graduate Research Fellowships for the Spring 2018 and Fall 2018 semesters totaling $115,000.


Students receiving scholarships and fellowships include:

• David DeColibus, Las Cruces, NM
David, a Ph.D. student at New Mexico State University, was awarded $10,000 for his research titled “Validation of a Mars Atmosphere Model for Landed Spacecraft Thermal Characterization.”

• Caitlin Doughty, Las Cruces, NM
Caitlin, a Ph.D. student at New Mexico State University, was awarded $10,000 for her research titled “Investigating the Early Galaxy Population Using Aligned Metal Absorbers.”

• Andrew Eagon, Las Cruces, NM
Andrew, a Master’s student at New Mexico State University, was awarded $10,000 for his research titled “A Modernized Approach to Constrain Mid-Mantle Discontinuities.”

• Rawan Elaksher, Las Cruces, NM
Rawan, a Sophomore at New Mexico State University, was awarded $5,000 for her research titled “Characterization of Two Highly Expressed Genes Involved in Chemotaxis.”

• Jorge Garcia, Las Cruces, NM
Jorge, a Junior at New Mexico State University, was awarded $5,000 for his research titled “Statistics of Variability in Man-Sequence Stars.”

• Aleczander Herczeg, Las Cruces, NM
Aleczander, a Ph.D. student at New Mexico State University, was awarded $10,000 for his research titled “Understanding the Center-to-Limb Systematic Effect in Local Helioseismology.”

• Sarah Kovac, Las Cruces, NM
Sarah, a Ph.D. student at New Mexico State University, was awarded $10,000 for her research titled “Using Differential Emission Measurements to Characterize Energy Losses in the Sun.”

• James Lewis, Las Cruces, NM
James, a Junior at New Mexico State University, was awarded $5,000 for his research titled “Deeper Insights into the Relationship Between Circumgalactic Media and Their Host Galaxies.”

• Kristen Luchsinger, Las Cruces, NM
Kristen, a Ph.D. student at New Mexico State University, was awarded $10,000 for her research titled “Simulation of Plumes on Solar System Moons.”

• Gordon MacDonald, Las Cruces, NM
Gordon, a Ph.D. student at New Mexico State University, was awarded $10,000 for his research titled “The Space Weather Forecasting Techniques of Tomorrow.”

• Rachel Marra, Las Cruces, NM
Rachel, a Ph.D. student at New Mexico State University, was awarded $10,000 for her research titled “Determining scaling relations for Lyman-α emitting galaxies.”

• Rogelio Ochoa, Las Cruces, NM
Rogelio, a Senior at New Mexico State University, was awarded $5,000 for his research titled “Updated Predictions of Stellar Mass Distributions of MW Satellites.”

• Sean Sellers, Las Cruces, NM
Sean, a Ph.D. student New Mexico State University, was awarded $10,000 for his research titled “A Multi-Wavelength Study of Solar Flare Dynamics.”

• Kathrine Sweebe, Las Cruces, NM
Kathrine, a Senior at New Mexico State University, was awarded $5,000 for her research titled “Educational Labeling System for Atmospheres.”

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.