TMP Graduate Named to NASA Scholar Project

Michelle Sherman has been selected as a participant for the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholar Project (see press release below).  I was one of 304 community college students selected from across the U.S. The opportunity to complete a five week scholars program with NASA this summer was an outstanding educational opportunity. My selection for the onsite experience this fall will be engaging as I see a NASA space center in day to day operations. I’m looking forward to meeting experts in the fields which I have chosen for my career. I enjoy working with robots and hope to use this skill to enhance our research on other planets. My dream job in the future is to work for NASA.

I graduated on May 18, 2017 from the Master’s Program Early College High School on campus at the Santa Fe Community College.
I also graduated on May 13, 2017 from the Santa Fe Community College with two Associate of Science Degrees in Engineering and in Physical Sciences.

I was accepted to NM Tech as a junior this fall. I am double majoring in mathematics and electrical engineering. I will always be grateful for the educational opportunities I received at Santa Fe Community College and The Masters Program High School. I am most grateful to my SFCC Professors who inspired me to choose a major in the STEM Fields, my Engineering Professor, Radu Alexandrescu, and my Chemistry Professor, Azher Saleh. I am also grateful for the guidance and direction I received from Dr. Lori Miller, my counselor at The Masters Program.

Thank you for a wonderful experience at SFCC and TMP,

Michelle

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Santa Fe Community College Students Selected to Visit NASA this June

Santa Fe – Michelle Rose Sherman of Santa Fe Community College in Santa Fe has been selected to travel to NASA’s Stennis Space Center this fall to participate in the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars project (NCAS).

Sherman has been selected as one of 304 community college students from across the U.S. to be part of NCAS.

The five-week scholars program culminates with a four-day on-site event at Stennis Space Center and offers students the opportunity to interact with NASA engineers and others as they learn more about careers in science and engineering. 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 NASA includes a tour of facilities and briefings by NASA subject matter experts.

NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars is a project funded in part by the Minority University Research and Education Program, or MUREP, which is committed to engaging underrepresented and underserved students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in authentic learning experiences to sustain a diverse workforce.

With this activity, NASA continues the agency’s tradition engaging the nation in NASA’s mission.
“NCAS not only inspires community college students to advance in STEM fields, but it also opens doors for future careers at NASA.  NCAS has a legacy of alumni moving from NASA internships to and ultimately entering the NASA workforce.  It is rewarding to see the progression of a student from NCAS participant to NASA colleague.”  Joeletta Patrick, Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) Manager

For additional information, please contact National Community College Aerospace Scholars by email at JSC-NCAS@mail.nasa.gov or by phone at 281-483-0493. For more information, visit:

http://ncas.aerospacescholars.org/

For more on MUREP visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/education/murep

For updates on social media follow:

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