Chemical engineering student Chan receives NASA Space Grant Scholarship

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Stanley Chan, a junior in chemical engineering at Penn State, has been awarded the NASA Space Grant Scholarship from the Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium (PSGC).

The scholarship is awarded to full-time juniors or seniors who attend an accredited Pennsylvania college or university and maintain outstanding academic records. Students must be enrolled in science, engineering or mathematics and likely to pursue a career in an area of interest to NASA with demonstrated potential for graduate study.

Chan will receive $4,000 for the 2014-2015 academic year. He will work on integrating photosynthetic proteins from cyanobacteria into artificial membranes to produce biomimetic solar cells for hydrogen production.

As part of the award, Chan has agreed to mentor students in science, engineering or mathematics or engage in outreach activities for at least ten hours per semester.

The PSGC was established in 1989 as a component of NASA's National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program. The consortium is comprised of 14 public and private universities and colleges working together with industry and precollege partners to increase Pennsylvania's participation in the economic, educational and scientific benefits of the United States space program.

Last Updated July 09, 2014