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Despite setbacks, Florida International University students’ satellite destined for space

Despite setbacks, Florida International University students’ satellite destined for space

A team of mechanical engineering students designed and created a satellite that won a NASA-sponsored competition, and as a result, will launch into space in about two years. But the journey to the great beyond, once complete, would have taken nearly a decade to realize.

http://news.fiu.edu/2016/08/despite-setbacks-students-satellite-destined-for-space/103463

Congressman Curbelo acknowledges FKCC and the NASA Engineering Challenges Competition

Congressman Curbelo acknowledges FKCC and the NASA Engineering Challenges Competition

Carlos Curebelo, a US Representative Serving Florida’s 26th District, recently spoke on the House Floor to recognize two Florida Keys Community College student-teams, the TechKeys and RocketTrees, who won 5 medals, 2 of them gold, at the annual NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration Engineering Challenges at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Only three Florida colleges were awarded grants from the NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium.

Check out the video of Congressman Curbelo on the House Floor: https://business.facebook.com/RepCurbelo/videos/1064413883636136

Nicholas Rongione, former FSGC Ambassador at University of Miami, awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Nicholas Rongione, former FSGC Ambassador at University of Miami, awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

 

Nicholas Rongione, a former FSGC Ambassador at the University of Miami was awarded a  National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. He will be focusing on developing aerospace applications of nanotechnology, and in particular, thermoelectric materials development.

As a participant in the FSGC Hybrid Motor Rocket Competition my freshman year in 2011-2012, he gained invaluable insight into project management and rocketry. Most importantly, the experience inspired him to delve deeper into aerospace engineering, and served as a springboard into additional projects over the following years as an undergraduate. By sophomore year, he became the President of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and the FSGC Student Ambassador at the University of Miami. With support from FSGC, he then completed the NASA Propulsion Academy in the summer of 2013. In his junior year he furthered his efforts and began a two year endeavor developing a satellite program at UM that culminated in 2nd place in the FSGC sponsored Florida University Satellite Design Competition (FUNSAT 2014) and, ultimately, his senior design project. During this time he also participated in the NASA Reduced Gravity Student Flight Opportunities Program. Finally, FSGC provided additional support in his efforts to create a balloon satellite program, and a satellite ground station, and even help address concerns regarding rocket testing facilities. Now as a graduate student, he is supported by FSGC in a grant to work at NASA Kennedy Space Center on antimicrobial materials development employed in the Advanced Nano Systems Laboratory.

UWF engineering team wins NASA FSGC Hybrid Motor Rocket Competition

UWF engineering team wins NASA Hybrid Motor Rocket Competition

WEARTV.com Tuesday April 5, 2016

A team of engineering students from the University of West Florida participated in the NASA Hybrid Motor Rocket Competition, sponsored by the NASA Florida Grant Consortium and North East Florida Association of Rocketry, in Bunnell, Florida, on March 12, 2016.

Working under the supervision of Dr. Bhuvana Ramachandran, Abdul Huuda and Thena Elayaperumal placed first in both categories – “Maximum Altitude” and “Closest to 2000 Feet.”

http://weartv.com/news/local/uwf-engineering-team-wins-nasa-hybrid-motor-rocket-competition

 

Sahadeo Ramjatan, FSGC intern at NASA Goddard, selected to attend Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany

Sahadeo Ramjatan, FSGC intern at NASA Goddard selected to attend Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany

Sahadeo Ramjatan, a graduate student at the University of Florida, and a FSGC Intern at the Goddard Space Flight Center in 2014, has been selected to attend the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany. In 2015, Sahadeo was selected to be a Mather scholar (named after Nobel Laureate John Mather) at Goddard. Dr. Mathers nominated Sahadeo to be one of the attendees of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany and was accepted on April 5th, 2016. The 66th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting (26 June – 1 July 2016) is dedicated to the field of physics. Young scientists from all over the world will have the opportunity for an in-depth exchange with Nobel Laureates. Once every year, 30–40 Nobel Laureates convene at Lindau to meet the next generation of leading scientists: undergraduates, PhD students, and post-doc researchers from all over the world. The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings foster the exchange between scientists of different generations, cultures, and disciplines.

 

 

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