Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium

WSGC Reception and Poster Session

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To learn more about our student programs, please download our 2017 reception program (8.4MB). To view photos and presentation slideshows from the event, please visit our Facebook page.

On September 25, the 2017 Washington NASA Space Grant Reception and Poster Session was held at Haggett Hall on the Seattle campus of the University of Washington. The annual gathering highlights research being conducted by undergraduates and graduate students from different institutions participating in a variety of Space Grant programs.

This year more than 70 research posters were presented by participants in the Space Grant Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP); student interns from campuses around the state and NASA research centers around the country; and private industry interns working at Eagle Harbor Technologies, MSNW, and M42 Technologies.

Among those recognized were members of the student rocket teams from Northwest Indian College (winners of tribal challenge and supersonic challenge at the First Nations Rocket Launch competition), UW HuskySat team, and student researchers from Central Washington University, which participated in the national Space Grant project to launch high altitude balloons to document the 2017 total solar eclipse.

The welcome was given by Lisa J. Graumlich, dean of the UW College of the Environment. The event drew approximately 200 students, faculty, and parents. Representatives of the Museum of Flight, Pacific Science Center, and Washington Aerospace Scholars were among the attendees.

The annual reception also recognizes the Space Grant donors and partners who make these awards possible. In addition to their support from Space Grant, the scholars and student researchers have received awards from Louise and Irving R. Donnergaard Endowment, the Sigurd Olsen Endowment, the Lt. Col. Michael P. Anderson Memorial Diversity Scholarship, the Dovie Samuelson Endowed Scholarship,the UW Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program, Washington Sea Grant, the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship, and the Mary Gates Endowment for Students.