Success Stories

Jason Dunn

Jason Dunn is the cofounder and CTO of Made in Space. Made In Space is the only company to off-world manufacture, having built the first objects ever made in space in 2014. With two operational 3D printers on the International Space Station, Made In Space provides commercial space manufacturing … [Read more]

Nicholas Rongione

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 … [Read more]

Frank Monzon

2006 Florida Space Grant Scholar “The experience you need to succeed at the next level” One of my professors introduced me to the Florida Space Grant program in 2006 while I was attending the University of Florida. He graciously mentored me in research methods for astrodynamics in association … [Read more]

Marcus Johnson

2008-2011 Florida Space Grant Fellow, “Gave me the toolset to do research” I am a first-generation college student and the only one in my family to pursue a doctorate degree. The Florida Space Grant program taught me to think about things differently and allowed me to graduate with a degree … [Read more]

Jennifer Kissinger

2006-2008 Florida Space Grant, “Opened my eyes to the vast array of options available to me”  While I was attending the Florida Institute of Technology, the Florida Space Grant program funded my internship at the NASA Academy program in California at NASA Ames Research Center. This was … [Read more]

Denisse Aranda

October 2016, “Changed the trajectory of my life” I applied to the Florida Space Grant program in search of funding but what found was so much more.  It gave me the incredible opportunity to participate in a week-long weather balloon project at Cape Canaveral during the summer of 2009. … [Read more]

Dr. Michel Manuel

Dr Michel Manuel from the University of Florida (UF) received seed funding from the Florida Space Grant Consortium and Space Florida in 2012 for her research titled “Crack closure and intrinsic toughening mechanism for shape memory alloy embedded composites”. On February 18, 2016 she received the … [Read more]

Vincent Scotti Jr.

My name is Vincent Scotti Jr. and I have been asked to tell you about my story and the journey, which was encouraged and made possible by the Florida Space Grant Consortium, which has taken me to this place and time. Video of Vincent Scotti Jr. It all started, while I was a student at Brevard … [Read more]

Nathan Silvernail


Nathan Silvernail currently holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Aerospace Engineering and a Master’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU).  He has been the lead engineer on eleven reduced gravity flights onboard NASA’s Reduced Gravity Aircraft (RGA) … [Read more]

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