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Angela Storey
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
NASA's Alabama Space Grant Consortium to Present $514,000 in University Scholarships, Fellowships
What: The Alabama Space Grant Consortium's 23rd annual Fellowship/Scholarship Awards Day luncheon will be held Nov. 5 at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. Forty-six students at seven participating Alabama universities will receive approximately $514,000 in awards, including scholarships for undergraduates and fellowships for graduate students.

The Alabama Space Grant Consortium includes seven Alabama doctorate-granting universities, all with space-related research activities that promote America's continuing leadership in aerospace technology and exploration. The Marshall Center is an ex-officio member of the consortium. Funds for the scholarships are contributed equally by the NASA Space Grant Consortium and by the participating universities.

The universities include Auburn University in Auburn, Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the University of South Alabama in Mobile, the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama A&M University in Huntsville and the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Who: Marshall Center Director Patrick Scheuermann and Dr. John Gregory, director of the Alabama Space Grant Consortium and professor of chemistry at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, will welcome guests and make opening remarks. The luncheon speaker will be Chris Singer, director of the Marshall Center's Engineering Directorate.

When: Monday, Nov. 5, 2012
Luncheon – 12 p.m. CST
Keynote address -- 12:45 p.m.
Awards presentations – 1:45 p.m.

Where: Propulsion Research & Development Laboratory Gallery, Building 4205, Marshall Space Flight Center

To attend: News media interested in covering the event should contact Angela Storey in the Marshall Public & Employee Communications Office at 256-544-0034 no later than 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5. Media must report to the Redstone Arsenal Joint Visitor Control Center at Gate 9, Interstate 565 interchange at Rideout Road/Research Park Boulevard. Vehicles are subject to a security search at the gate. News media will need two photo identifications and proof of car insurance. Visitor parking will be available in front of Building 4205.


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