July 28, 2011
NASA Awards Space Technology Research Fellowship Grants
NASA has selected the inaugural class of Space Technology Research Fellows. Eighty-one students will receive graduate student fellowships from NASA's Office of the Chief Technologist to pursue master's or doctoral degrees in relevant space technology disciplines at their respective institutions.
This first class of Space Technology Fellows is part of NASA's strategy to develop the technological foundation for its future science and exploration missions. The program's goal is to provide the nation with a pipeline of highly skilled engineers and technologists to improve U.S. competitiveness.
"These fellowships will develop America's technology leaders for tomorrow, leaders that will help us out-innovate, out-educate and out-build our competitors and maintain our leadership in space," NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said. "President Obama has said, 'America's competitiveness rests on the excellence of our citizens in technical fields.' These grants are an investment in America's intellectual capital and our nation's future."
NASA Space Technology Fellows will perform innovative space technology research while building the skills necessary to become future technological leaders. Selected candidates will perform graduate student research on their respective campuses and at NASA centers and nonprofit U.S. research and development laboratories.
For a list of fellowship recipients, their research institutions and their research topics, visit: http://go.usa.gov/BfN
The fellowships program is managed for NASA's Office of the Chief Technologist by the agency's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. For information about the Office of the Chief Technologist and the fellowships program, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/oct