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2006-2007 NASA Space Grant Awards

Southwestern Oklahoma State University is a member of the NASA Oklahoma Space Grant Consortium which provides scholarship funds for students in science and technology areas at member institutions. SWOSU matches these funds with an equivalent amount of its own. All scholarship awardees are required to volunteer 10 hours of their time to either the Stafford Air and Space Museum or another appropriate community service organization.


Left to right:  Dr. Warren Moseley (Faculty mentor), Dennis Ferron(NASA Intern), Dr. John Hays (SWOSU President), Mrs. Madeline Baugher (NASA Grant Principal Investigator), Dr. Blake Sonobe (SWOSU Provost) (L-R) Madeline Baugher, Daniel Turner, Dr. Tim Hubin

Dennis Ferron, Computer Science major at Southwestern, is one of two students statewide selected to receive an Oklahoma NASA Space Grant Internship at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas for spring 2007 semester. He will join around 160 other students from 50 participating schools around the nation. The Oklahoma NASA Space Grant Internship is made possible through a special partnership between the Johnson Space Center (JSC) and The Oklahoma Space Grant Consortium (OSGC). This partnership provides funding for undergraduate students to take part in a paid, full-time position related to their field of study.




Terri Quinn and Group

Terri Ann Quinn, a graduate student in microbiology from Weatherford, Oklahoma, has been awarded a NASA Space Grant Scholarship. The scholarship is based on research she will be presenting at the University of Central Oklahoma Research Fair.  The title of Terri’s research is “The effect of bacterial infection on the productivity of milk production”.  Her SWOSU faculty mentor is Dr. Lisa Appeddu of the Department of Allied Health.




Jason Peace and Group

Jason Peace, a senior Pharmacy major from Wellston, Oklahoma, has been awarded a NASA Space Grant Scholarship.  The scholarship is based on research he will be presenting at the University of Central Oklahoma Research Fair.  The title of Jason’s research is “Nutrient absorption for optimal growth—a study of internal digestibility markers”.  His SWOSU faculty mentor is Dr. Lisa Appeddu of the Department of Allied Health.




Destree Dodson
Left to right: Mrs. Madeline Baugher and Desiree Dobson
Sandra Carey
Left to right: Mrs. Madeline Baugher and Sandra Carey

Computer Science majors Sandra Carey and Desire’ Dodson have been selected to receive NASA Space Grant Scholarships.  The scholarship award is based on research they will be performing this spring.  The title of their research is "Are you bugged?  A study of computer viruses at Southwestern Oklahoma State University".  It will be presented as the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Student Research/Scholarly Activity Fair.

Sandra is a sophomore from Union City, Oklahoma and Desiree’ is a sophomore from Weatherford, Oklahoma.




Joy McKillip
Left to right: Mrs. Madeline Baugher, Joy McKillip, Dr. Peter Grant

Joy McKillip, a senior Biology major from Weatherford, Oklahoma, has been selected to receive a NASA Grant Scholarship.  The scholarship award is based on research she will be performing this spring.  The title of Joy’s research is “Bibliography of Mayflies in Oklahoma.”  Her SWOSU faculty mentor is Dr. Peter Grant of the Department of Biology.




Sebastian Harris
Left to right: Mrs. Madeline Baugher, Sebastian Harris, Dr. Muatasem Ubeidat

Sebastian Harris, a senior Chemistry major from Burns Flat, Oklahoma, has been awarded a NASA Grant Scholarship.  The scholarship is based on research he will be presenting at the Southwestern Research and Scholarly Activity Fair.  The title of Sebastian’s research is “Cloning and Expression of Alkaline Phosphatase Gene from Dictyostelium.”  His SWOSU faculty mentor is Dr. Muatasem Ubeidat of the Department of Biology.




Nasa Scholarship Recipients
Left to right:  James Maloy, Mrs. Madeline Baugher, Anthony Montgomery

Computer Science majors James Maloy and Anthony Montgomery have been selected to receive NASA Grant Scholarships.  The scholarship award is based on research each will be performing this spring.  The title of James’ research is “Threats and Security Practices of Electronic Mail.”  The title of Anthony’s research is “Spyware.”   James is a senior from Arapaho, Oklahoma.  Anthony is from a sophomore Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.




Dr. Stephen Burgess, Miles Johnson, Kelanie Jones, Paul Stermer, Madeline Baugher
Left to right : Dr. Stephen Burgess, Miles Johnson, Kelanie Jones, Paul Stermer, Madeline Baugher

Miles Johnson, Kelanie Jones and Paul Stermer, all Psychology majors working with SWOSU faculty mentor Dr. Stephen Burgess, have been selected to receive NASA Grant Scholarships. The scholarship award is based on research each will be performing this spring. The title of Miles’ research is “Nintendo’s Wii and the Behavioral Effects of Interactive Entertainment.” Miles is from Weatherford, Oklahoma and is a sophomore. The title of Kelanie’s research is “Examination of Reading, Study, and Media of College Students.” She is also from Weatherford, Oklahoma and is a junior . Paul is from Arapaho, Oklahoma and is a graduate student. The title of Paul’s research is “Presentation vs. Categorization of Violent/Non-violent Characters and Images.” They will present their research at the Southwestern Research and Scholarly Activity Fair on April 11th.




Nathan Webb, Karen Wilson, Madeline Baugher
Left to right: Mrs. Madeline Baugher, (NASA Grant Principle Investigator), Nathan Webb, (NASA Grant Scholarship recipient), Mrs. Karen Wilson (SWOSU Web Services Manager)

Nathan Webb, a senior Computer Science major, from Altus, Oklahoma is the most recent Southwestern student to receive a NASA Space Grant Scholarship. Nathan will help research and implement a new calendar of events on the SWOSU web site under the direction of the Web Services Manager, Karen Wilson. Nathan will be involved in all stages of the project, from planning, and creating the necessary code, to testing and debugging the new system, before he transfers the project back to the web manager. Nathan has also agreed to volunteer 10 hours of his time to either the Stafford Air and Space Museum or another community service organization.




Cammi Valdez
Matt Thomason

Cammi Valdez, double major in Chemistry and Mathematics, and Matt Thomason, major in Computer Science, have both been selected to receive NASA Space Grant Scholarships. The scholarship awards are based on research each had performed. The title of Cammi’s research is “A Study of Heme Deficiency in Zebrafish”. Her SWOSU faculty mentor is Dr. William Kelly of the Department of Chemistry and Physics. Matt’s work is in the area of “Using the NASA Space Program in the Creation of Standards Based Math and Science Lessons for Public School Teachers”. His faculty mentor is Dr. Warren Moseley of the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems.

Cammi is from Enid, Oklahoma and is a junior at SWOSU. Matt lives in Clinton, Oklahoma and is a senior this year. Southwestern Oklahoma State University is a member of the NASA Oklahoma Space Grant Consortium which provides scholarship funds for students in science and technology areas at member institutions. SWOSU matches these funds with an equivalent amount of its own. Scholarship recipients are required to perform volunteer service at the Stafford Space Museum or other appropriate community service organization.

Research scholarships will be available during the spring semester of 2007.