Published: Feb. 5, 2021

The University of Colorado Boulder is strongly represented in the 2021 Matthew Isakowitz Fellowship Program.

Two current Smead Aerospace undergraduates and one alumnus are 2021 fellows. The initiative provides summer internships and executive mentorship to inspire the next generation of commercial spaceflight leaders.

The 2021 honorees are:

  • Anthony Danna
  • Chava Friedman
  • Gautham Viswaroopan (MechEngr BS'17, AeroEngr MS'19), now earning a PhD at the University of California, Los Angeles

Now in its fourth year, the highly-selective program awards exceptional college juniors, seniors, and graduate students pursuing aerospace careers with paid internships at cutting-edge commercial space companies. Fellows also receive one-on-one mentorship from accomplished members of the space community, including astronauts, engineers, entrepreneurs, executives, investors, and others.

The program culminates in a summit where fellows network with top leaders in the industry, visit space start-ups, and develop entrepreneurial skills.