Special to Long Beach Breeze
The College of Arts and Sciences at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) announced twenty-four Space Grant scholarship recipients awarded through the state-wide NASA-Mississippi Space Grant Consortium program, which supports students in their pursuit of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) degrees. Two of the recipients, David Sanderson and Matthew Tarver, are from Long Beach. Both are ocean engineering majors.
The NASA Space Grant program is designed to encourage and motivate excellence in student performance and to raise awareness of NASA employment and research opportunities among students with relevant majors at USM.
“It is gratifying to be able to reward our hard-working STEM students and share with the university community some of the career-altering opportunities available at NASA,”said Dr. David Cochran, professor of geography in the School of Biological, Environmental, and Earth Sciences.
The 2021-2022 NASA-Mississippi Space Grant scholarships range from $500 to $1,500.