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EE student to participate in NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars

New Mexico Tech Electrical Engineering student Michelle Sherman who graduated earlier this year from Santa Fe Community College, has been selected to travel to NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi this fall to participate in the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars project.

Electrical Engineering student Michelle Sherman to participate in NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars.

The program is a highly competitive program that gives scholars the opportunity to interact and network with NASA engineers and scientists. Ms. Sherman was selected as one of 304 community college students from across the U.S. to be part of the project. The five-week scholars program culminates with a four day, on site event at Stennis Space Center. While at NASA, students form teams and establish fictional companies interested in Mars exploration. Each team is responsible for developing and testing a prototype rover, forming a company infrastructure, managing a budget, and developing communications and outreach. The on-site experience at the NASA space center will include a tour of facilities and briefings by NASA subject matter experts.

Accepted to New Mexico Tech as a junior this fall, Ms. Sherman plans to double major in mathematics and electrical engineering. She hopes to one day work with NASA and use her engineering, robotic and mathematical skills to enhance research on other planets.