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SWOSU Student One of Two Statewide Selected for NASA Internship

December 7, 2006

Dennis Ferron, a computer science major at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, is one of two students statewide selected to receive an Oklahoma NASA Space Grant Internship at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, for the upcoming 2007 spring semester

NASA Scholarship Group
SWOSU student Dennis Ferron (second from left) of Dill City is one of two students statewide selected to receive an Oklahoma NASA Space Grant Internship at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, for the upcoming 2007 spring semester. Congratulating him are (from left): faculty mentor Dr. Warren Moseley; SWOSU President John Hays; Madeline Baugher, SWOSU’s NASA grant principal investigator; and SWOSU Provost Dr. Blake Sonobe.

Ferron of Dill City will join approximately 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.

Dennis is in his second year at SWOSU.  Earlier this year, he won several awards at conferences for the Association of Information Technology Professionals at both the regional and national level.

The program is open to a wide range of majors, from business to science to liberal arts. Undergraduate students from eight OSGC member schools were eligible to apply. The internship will last 15 weeks from January 8 to April 20. Interns are paid a monthly stipend by OSGC and receive support from JSC co-op personnel to help them with everything from housing to working arrangements.

Additional information on the NASA internship program may be found at http://coop.jsc.nasa.gov/index.html.

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