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Carthage students earn scholarships, internships, and fellowships from Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium

April 25, 2019

Several Carthage students have earned scholarships, internships, and research opportunities through the NASA Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium for the 2019-20 school year.

This year, the NASA WSGC awarded $54,570 to Carthage students, funds which were made available through the NASA National Space Grant College and Fellowship program for the pursuit of undergraduate space-related studies.

Chance Beaty ’20 was selected to participate in WSGC’s 10-week High Altitude Balloon summer research program at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. He will join five other students from across the state to design, build, and fly a near-space experiment.

Caroline Cardamone ’21 and Garrett Shuldes ’22 were awarded research fellowships to conduct research for Carthage’s CaNOP CubeSat program.

Bennett Bartel ’22, Cassandra Bossong ’21, and Taylor Peterson ’21 were awarded research fellowships to continue research with Carthage’s Microgravity Propellant Gauging program, where they will prepare for the team’s upcoming payload mission on Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket.

Four Carthage students were awarded the 2018-19 NASA WSGC Undergraduate Scholarship for the 2019-20 school year to pursue their interest in aerospace and space science. Celestine Ananda ’20, Olivia Lutterman ’22, Nicholas Bartel ’20, and Bennett Bartel ’22 were selected for this highly-competitive scholarship from a statewide pool of applicants.

Five Carthage students were selected to support a joint research project between Carthage and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. The project, Magneto-active Slosh Control System for Spacecraft and Launch Vehicles, was recently selected by NASA for flight experiment and technology development funding on zero-g aircraft. Celestine Ananda, Nicholas Bartel, Bennett Bartel, Taylor Peterson, and Alec Digirolamo ’22 have worked this past year to design and build a flight experiment in support of MaSC. These students will travel to Florida later this summer to participate in flight experiments aboard the zero-g aircraft.

Three Carthage students were selected for NASA internships through WSGC. Celestine Ananda and Megan Janiak ’20 will conduct research at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and Nicholas Bartel will participate in the Langley Research Center Academy in Hampton, Virginia.

Along with their scholarships, fellowships, and internships, recipients are invited to attend the 29th annual Wisconsin Space Conference, scheduled on Thursday, Aug. 15, at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

Join us in congratulating these Carthage students on their achievements!

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