Three engineering students selected as NASA ambassadors

February 15, 2010

Alex Malone, a senior in aerospace engineering, Keegan McCoy, a senior in electrical engineering and Brian Schratz, a graduate student in electrical engineering, were selected to be members of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Student Ambassadors Program.

NASA managers and mentors nominated the recipients from hundreds of former interns and fellows that were engaged in research and education opportunities across the agency. The NASA Student Ambassadors initiative further recognizes exceptional students.

The program is designed to engage undergraduate and graduate students in NASA science, technology, engineering and mathematics research and interactive opportunities. The ambassadors will also represent NASA in a variety of venues and help the agency inspire and engage future interns and fellows.

"I'll continue my involvement with NASA by coordinating outreach events with local schools and the general public, by participating in career fairs and recruitment events and also by disseminating information on NASA educational opportunities," said McCoy. "NASA Student Ambassadors serve as spokespeople and with my past experiences I know that I can help promote NASA to the fullest."

Members of the NASA Student Ambassadors virtual community will continue to build relationships with NASA while sharing information, making professional connections and collaborating with peers. The site provides participants with strategic communication opportunities, the latest NASA news, science and technology updates, blogs and announcements. It also contains member profiles, forums, polls, NASA contact information, links to agency mission related communications' research and career resources.

 For more information on the NASA Student Ambassador Program visit http://intern.nasa.gov/external/home.php online.

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Last Updated February 15, 2010