NASA Announces 2012 Space Technology Research Fellowship Grants

WASHINGTON -- NASA has selected the 2012 class of Space Technology
Research Fellows. Forty-eight students will receive graduate student
fellowships from NASA's Space Technology Program to pursue master's
or doctoral degrees in relevant space technology disciplines at their
respective institutions.

Through the Space Technology Research Fellowships Program, NASA is
providing the nation with a pipeline of highly skilled engineers and
technologists to improve U.S. competitiveness while developing the
intellectual and technological foundation needed for future science
and exploration missions. The program is part of a renewed emphasis
on technology at NASA, which is designed to inspire the nation and
contribute to an innovation-driven economy.

"By investing in the intellectual capacity of America's best and
brightest minds today, we're guaranteeing not only a great future for
NASA, but also for the nation," NASA Administrator Charles Bolden
said. "These NASA Fellows will bolster America's competitiveness in a
knowledge-based, global economy while enabling our space exploration goals."

NASA Space Technology Fellows will perform innovative space technology
research while building the skills necessary to become future
technological leaders. Selected candidates will perform graduate
student research on their respective campuses and at NASA centers and
nonprofit U.S. research and development laboratories.

For a list of fellowship recipients and their respective research
institutions and research topics, visit:


The fellowships program is managed for NASA's Space Technology Program
by the agency's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. For information
about NASA's Space Technology Program and the fellowships program, visit:



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