December 06, 2018

NASA awards undergraduate and graduate students with grant to support space research

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Retta El Sayed, Mark King, Clinton Campbell, Sumner HarrisRetta El Sayed, Mark King, Clinton Campbell, Sumner HarrisTwo graduate fellowships and four undergraduate scholarships have been awarded by the NASA Alabama Space Grant Consortium to students at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Sumner B. Harris, a doctoral student in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Physics, and Mark K. King, a doctoral student in the School of Engineering’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering, received fellowships ranging from $37,000 to $39,000 per year. Undergraduate scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 were awarded to Clinton A. Campbell, a physics and electrical engineering major from Mount Olive, Alabama; Retta M. El Sayed, a biomedical engineering major from Syria; Daniel G. Lowe, a computer science major from Alabaster, Alabama; and Joanna N. Schmidt, a physics major in the Honors College from Prattville, Alabama.

Founded in 1989, the consortium is a voluntary association of all seven research universities in Alabama along with other community colleges, educational outreach, industry and government.