Master's and PhD students in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences are being recognized for earning 2019 NASA Space and Technology Research Fellowships (NSTRF).
The program which sponsors U.S. citizen and permanent resident graduate students who show significant potential to contribute to NASA’s goal of creating innovative new space technologies for our Nation’s science, exploration and economic future. Awards are made in the form of training grants to universities on behalf of individuals pursuing master’s or doctoral degrees, with the student's faculty advisor serving as the principal investigator.
In addition to their faculty advisor, each awarded student is matched with a technically relevant and community-engaged NASA Subject Matter Expert, who will serve as the their research collaborator. The research collaborator will serve as the conduit into the larger technical community corresponding to the student’s space technology research area.
Six CU Boulder aerospace students are receiving the awards:
- Samuel Albert (Advisor: Bobby Braun)
- Damennick Henry (Advisor: Dan Scheeres)
- Carolina Peña (Advisor: Bob Marshall)
- Thomas Smith (Advisor: Natasha Bosanac)
- Christopher "Jack" Sullivan (Advisor: Natasha Bosanac)
- Mitchell Woolever (Advisor: James Nabity)
Read below for more information about each of their research efforts.