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8 Techies Land Space Grant Consortium Scholarships

SOCORRO, N.M.  - Eight New Mexico Tech students have been awarded fellowships from the New Mexico Space Grant Consortium for the 2017 calendar year.

The N.M. Space Grant Consortium is funded by NASA and based at New Mexico State University. Undergraduate award winners get $5,000 and graduate students get $10,000. These competitive awards are based on an application process and recommendation letters. In recent years, the Space Grant Consortium has awarded between two and eight awards to NMT students each year.

This year's winners:

  • Jared Canright, a senior double-majoring in physics and electrical engineering, was awarded $5,000 for his research titled "Interactive Virtual-Reality Visualization of Multidimensional Datasets: Applications to Lightning." Working with Dr. Richard Sonnenfeld, Canright is developing a 3-D visualization application that can be adapted to existing virtual reality systems. He started the project last summer and expects to complete an interface in early 2017. His finished code initially will be tested by translating data from NMT's Lightning Mapping Array, then Canright said he hopes to expand its scope to other astrophysical phenomena. He also sees practical applicationsin the classroom for visualization of many different concepts.

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New Mexico Space Grant Consortium is a member of the Congressionally funded National Space Grant College Scholarship and Fellowship Program which is administered by NASA. NMSGC fellowships and scholarships are competitively awarded based on application information, faculty recommendation, GPA, the research project, and NASA's Mission.  New Mexico Space Grant Consortium is located at New Mexico State University.

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