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 July 18, 2012

Rising Optics graduate student receives NASA travel grant

In July 2012, Garrett West, BS in OPE '12 and entering Master student, was just awarded one of the 2012 NASA travel grants named for Nobel Scholar John Mather. 
Garret was a summer intern at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Maryland. The award consists in the designation “John Mather Nobel Scholar,” plus a $3000 scientific travel grant over a two year period. The funding for the scholarships originated in a generous contribution from the John and Jane Mather Foundation for Science and the Arts which in turn was funded from the award of the 2006 Nobel Prize for Physics to Dr. Mather. For more information and the list of awardees, please click here.

This will only be the start of more great things to come for Garrett! Congratulations!