WSGC Reception and Poster Session
On September 26, the 2016 Washington NASA Space Grant Reception and Poster Session was held at wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ, the new Intellectual House 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 80 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, Tethers Unlimited Inc. and Woodruff Scientific Inc.
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), Seattle Central College, and North Seattle College. Members of the UW HuskySat team and the UW SAMPE were also represented.
Other schools that either sent individual student researchers or submitted posters and photographs were Central Washington University, Everett Community College, Seattle University, Washington State University, Western Washington University and Whitworth University. The welcome was given by Michael B. Bragg, dean of the UW College of Engineering.
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.