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2014 NASA Day

Shepherd students to present research for NASA Day on April 16, 2014.

Please see NASA Day 2014 program.

2012 NASA Day

Shepherd students present research for NASA Day by Shepherd News --- 5/7/2012

Shepherd University hosted NASA Day on April 11. Thirteen students received fellowships with the West Virginia Space Grant Undergraduate Fellowship Program and presented their research.


The 14 fellowship recipients include Matt Alt, computer engineering major from Baker; David Chelf, mathematics major from Inwood; Matt Griffith, computer engineering major from Boonsboro, Maryland; Tyler Kessler computer and information sciences major from Kearneysville; Brittani Love, chemistry major from Martinsburg; Matthew Mocniak, computer and Information sciences major from Morgantown; Michael Smith, computer engineering major from Kearneysville; Jessica Cain, biology major from Inwood; Rebecca Furby, chemistry major from Charles Town; Jordan Hunter, biology major from Gapmills; Samantha Katz, biology major from Sykesville, Maryland; Dustin Revell, biology major from Martinsburg; Kelsey Fry, secondary education major from Kearneysville; and Lesley Swisher, biology major from Capon Bridge.

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NASA 2012
NASA 2012

2011 NASA Day

Shepherd University's NASA Day recognizes students by SU News --- 04/25/2011

Seven Shepherd University students who were recipients of the West Virginia Space Grant Undergraduate Fellowship Program presented their research as part of the 2011 NASA Day. Students who received scholarships from the program were also recognized.


The seven fellowship recipients include Robert Auld, senior computer science and mathematics major from Gerrardstown; Joanna Baird, senior biology major from Charles Town; Etleva Jackson, senior computer science, networking and security major from Martinsburg; Brittani Love, junior chemistry major from Martinsburg; Phillip Sinsky, senior chemistry major from Frederick, Maryland; Richard Stephens, senior network security major from Martinsburg; and Joshua Sullivan, senior computer and information science major from Middletown, Maryland. Continue Reading ...


NASA 2011

2010 NASA Day

Shepherd NASA fellows present research by SU News --- 4/27/2010

On Wednesday, April 21, 13 recipients of the West Virginia Space Grant Undergraduate Fellowship Program presented their research as part of the 2010 NASA Day.

Fellowships are made possible by the NASA West Virginia Space Grand Consortium and Shepherd's School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. The grants, which range from $300-500, are matched by the Dr. Suzanne Shipley and the Office of the President.


According to Reza Mirdamadi, associate professor of engineering and chair of the department of computer science, mathematics, and engineering, who coordinated Wednesday's event, 30 students applied for the award. Mirdamadi also serves as a board member on the NASA West Virginia Space Grand Consortium. Each year, 10-15 students are accepted into the program. Continue Reading ...