ROCK SPRINGS – Four students from Western Wyoming Community College were awarded scholarships this semester as part of the Wyoming NASA Space Grant Community College STEM Scholarship program. The awards are available to community-college students who are majoring in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and some health science fields, and they are worth up to $1,000 each.
This year’s recipients include: engineering major Edison Elder, of Rock Springs; chemistry and pre-med major Haley LeFaivre, of Rock Springs; computer information systems major Jennifer Knox, of Rock Springs; and pre-health science major Andrea Sanchez-Walk, of Rock Springs.
Associate Professor of Information Technology Carla Hester-Croff, who is a local Space Grant Advisory Board representative, said that eligible applicants for this award must be full-time students and U.S. citizens, and must be studying for a qualified major. At Western, qualified majors include chemistry, computer science, engineering, geology, mathematics, physics, biological sciences, and pre-pharmacy.
STEM Scholarships are a program of the Wyoming NASA Space Grant Consortium, which sponsors educational and research programs in support of NASA’s missions and serves as a link between citizens of the state and NASA programs. Other Wyoming community-college affiliates with the NASA Consortium include: Casper College; Northern Wyoming Community College District; Central Wyoming College; Eastern Wyoming College; Laramie County Community College; and Northwest College.
The Wyoming NASA Space Grant Consortium is one of 52 consortia representing each U.S. state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.