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NASA Academy Award Recipients

NASA Academy is a program for students of junior, senior, or early graduate levels. The intent of this program is to give the selected students a working knowledge of NASA and its programs. The Academy accomplishes this through interactive sessions with leaders within government, industry, and academia and research in NASA’s laboratories.

The students will discover how NASA and its Field Centers operate, understand the NASA link to the private sector, gain experience in world-class laboratories, participate in a team environment where people work together to accomplish common goals, and build professional bonds among our future leaders.

The Academy consists of competitively selected university level students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. These students work on research projects at a specific NASA Field Center under the direction of some of the most innovative scientists and engineers working for NASA. This technical work for each student is arranged in advance, by matching student interests and skills to project requirements, as identified by the student and the researcher.

Students also participate in seminars and discussions with government and business leaders and managers on space-related topics. Program elements are divided between research, tours, and seminars. Each center focuses on a different NASA-related research and specialty.

WSGC is pleased to announce and congratulate the following students on their NASA Academy Awards:

 

2012 NASA Academy Students


Kimberly Callan
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Dryden NASA Academy

Joe Jaeckels
UW-Madison
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Marshall Space Flight Center

Justin Nelson
UW-Stout
Major: Computer Science
Langely Space Center

Kirsti Pajunen
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Glenn Research Center

Victorialynn Salas
UW-Milwaukee
Major: Physics
Ames Research Center

 

2011 NASA Academy Students


Collin Bezrouk
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Marshall Space Flight Center

Callie Kwiatkowski
UW-Milwaukee
Major: Mathematics
Ames Research Center

 

2010 NASA Academy Students


Chelsey Erickson
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Glenn Research Center

Adam Harden
Milwaukee School of Engineering Major: Mechanical Engineering Glenn Research Center

Brandon Jackson
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Marshall Space Flight Center

James McGrail
Marquette University
Major: Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Marshall Space Flight Center

Ted Steiner
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Ames Research Center

 

2009 NASA Academy Students


Aaron Olson
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Goddard Space Flight Center

Cheryl Perich
Marquette University
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Marshall Space Flight Center

Nathan Wong
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Major: Engineering Mechanics
Marshall Space Flight Center

 

2008 NASA Academy Students


Michael Borden
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Ames Research Center

John Springmann
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Major: Engineering Mechanics and Astronautics
Goddard Space Flight Center

 

2007 NASA Academy Students


None.

 

2006 NASA Academy Students


None.

 

2005 NASA Academy Students


Dolan, Brian
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Marshall Space Flight Center

 

2004 NASA Academy Students


Stephen Steiner
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD

 

2003 NASA Academy Students


Jennifer White
Ripon College
Goddard Space Flight Center

 

2002 NASA Academy Students


Nick Kho
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ames Astrobiology Academy

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