Michigan Tech faculty, staff members and students received awards tallying $71,175 in funding through the Michigan Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Graduate students receiving $5,000 graduate fellowships are:
Emily Gochis (Geological and Mining Engineering): “Increasing Native American Involvement in Geosciences Through Interdisciplinary Community-Based Student Investigations”
Brice Grunert (Geological and Mining Engineering): “Impacts of Physical Drivers on Phytoplankton Community Composition in the Bering Sea”
Faculty and staff members receiving $5,000 or more for pre-college, public outreach, teacher training, and/or augmentation programs are:
Alexandria Guth (Geological and Mining Engineering): “Teacher Institute: Exploring the Geology of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula”
John Gierke (Geological and Mining Engineering): “Professional Development for Teachers to Incorporate Place-Based and Culturally Centered Earth System Investigations in Pre-college Curricula at Native American Community Schools” (Includes Augmentation funding)
For other awards see Tech Today
NASA implemented the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program in 1989 to provide funding for research, education, and public outreach in space-related science and technology. The program has 52 university-based consortia in the United States and Puerto Rico. As an affiliate of the Michigan Consortium, Michigan Tech has been an active participant in MSGC for over fifteen years. For more information, please contact Robert Warrington or Paige Hackney in the Institute for Leadership and Innovation.