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Wofford College and South Carolina Space Grant Consortium

Wofford College is a member of the South Carolina Space Grant Consortium(SCSGC).  SCSGC has helped and is helping NASA-related research for Wofford College students and faculty. Application forms for faculty members are on the SCSGC website under the "Research Opportunities" tab. Application forms for students are on the SCSGC website under the "Scholarships and Fellowships" tab. Students desiring an internship at a NASA laboratory should complete a NASA Student Internships and also apply to laboratory's program. The "Other Resources" tab on SCSGC's website provides links to some of these opportunities. Students seeking funding for a research project at Wofford should submit an Undergraduate Student Research Fellowship form to the SCSGC. Faculty members and students seeking funding should coordinate their efforts through Wofford College's Campus Director, Dr. Angela Shiflet.

SCSGC Internship Funding for Wofford Students

During previous summers, a number of Wofford College students had research internships at the NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California, NASA Ames Laboratory California, and NASA's Langley Research Center in Virginia.

Trey Bingham (Biology) 

"Identification of the Origins of Ligand-Gated Ion-Channels Using Global Ocean Survey Data"
-NASA Ames Research Center, 2008 Space Grant Internship Program
 

Brad Neff 

Research on autonomous sail boats
-NASA's Ames Laboratory, 2008 Space Grant Internship Program
 

Marshall Washburn 

Research involving agile programming
-NASA's Langley Laboratory, 2008 Space Grant Internship Program
 

Brad Neff 

"Providing Computational Fluid Dynamics as a RESTful On-Demand Service"
-NASA Langley Research Center, 2007 Space Grant Internship Program
 

Stephen Strickland 

"An Examination of Martian Topographical Dichotomy Using SHARAD Data and an Analysis of Martian Gullies for Future Campaigns"
-NASA/JPL, 2007 Space Grant Internship Program
 

Heidi Bostic  

Advanced Imaging and Focal Plane Technology Group
-NASA/JPL, 2005 Space Grant Internship Program
 

Christine Savvakis  

Characterization and Evaluation of Model-Based Software Debugging Tools
-NASA/JPL, 2005 Space Grant Internship Program
 

David Joseph Harmon  

Mars Exploration Rover Project
-Student Travel Grant from the Dr. Gerald A. Soffen Memorial Fund for the Advancement of Space Science Education
-NASA/JPL, 2004 Space Grant Internship Program
 

Philip Andrew Ladd  

MISTE group (Microgravity Scaling Theory Experiment)
-NASA/JPL, 2004 Space Grant Internship Program
 

Sara Rebecca Hughes  

Mars Exploration Rover Project
-NASA/JPL, 2004 Space Grant Internship Program
 

   

Pre-service Teacher Scholarships

Leslie Powell and
Bess Snyder
 
Pre-service Teacher Scholarships of $2000 each 
Selection for the awards are based on: l) the academic qualifications of the applicant, 2) two letters of recommendation, 3) an example lesson plan using one of NASA’s curriculum materials available via the world-wide-web, 4) faculty sponsorship, and 5) description of past activities, current interests, and future plans concerning a space science or aerospace related field
   

Bridge Grants

Caleb Farmer and Jonathan Lowry  Caleb Farmer, a chemistry major, and Jonathan Lowry, a biology major, were
awarded $2,000 Bridge Grants from the South Carolina Space Grant Consortium.  The SC Space Grant Consortium (SCSG) established the Bridge Grant to fund promising technical and community college students who intend to transfer to a four-year college within the Consortium membership.
   

SCSGC Funding for Wofford Faculty

Dr. Bryan Splawn  2008 Curriculum Development Grant on "Integrating fuel Cell Concepts and Construction into the Chemistry Curriculum"
 
Drs. Angela & George Shiflet  2008 Curriculum Development Grant on "Computational Biology Modules"
 
Dr. Ramin Radfar  Funding for microgravity chemistry research in 20
 
Dr. Caleb Arrington  Funding for student's research in 2004
 
   

Other Space-Related Internships

Christine Savvakis   Honeywell Aerospace Internship Program
Fully funded by Honeywell Aerospace Greer