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Gretchen Cook-Anderson
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-0836)

May 1, 2003
RELEASE : 03-156
NASA Announces Harriett G. Jenkins Fellowships
NASA selected 21 Harriett G. Jenkins Pre-doctoral Fellowship Program awardees for 2003. The program provides financial support to full-time, under represented graduate students in science, technology and education, to continue their education in NASA-related disciplines.

The fellowships include an annual 10-week, hands-on research experience at a NASA center. Fellowship tenure is three years for doctoral candidates or two years for masters' candidates in several NASA-related fields, including aeronautics, astronomy, biology, Earth sciences, computer science, mathematics, physics and engineering.

This year's Jenkins Pre-doctoral Fellows with their current and graduate institutions:

  • Marcel Agüeros, Columbia University (University of Washington)
  • Shavesha Anderson, Alabama A&M University (American University)
  • Kevin Anthony, Texas Southern University (Texas Southern University)
  • Tiffany Bailey, Hampton University (Georgia Institute of Technology)
  • Diona Bateman, Florida A&M University (North Carolina State University)
  • Alberto Cruz-Martín, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras (University of California-Los Angeles)
  • Rene Elms, Texas A&M University (Texas A&M University)
  • Vanessa Green, Spelman College (North Carolina State University)
  • Lorenza Levy, Northern Arizona University (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill)
  • Danena Lewis, Fort Valley State University (Georgia Institute of Technology)
  • Michele Manuel, University of Florida (Northwestern University)
  • Jessica Marquez, Princeton University (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Omar Mireles, New Mexico State University (Georgia Institute of Technology)
  • Manu Platt, Morehouse College (Georgia Institute of Technology)
  • Tvesia Pompey, South Carolina State University (North Carolina A&T University)
  • Bryan Reid, University of Michigan (University of Michigan)
  • Johnny Seymore III, Bethune-Cookman College (Howard University)
  • Hatshepsitu Tull, Spelman College (University of Maryland-College Park)
  • Alicia Washington, Johnson C. Smith University (North Carolina State University)
  • Cranos Williams, North Carolina A&T University (North Carolina A&T University)
  • Jamal Wilson, Morehouse College (Georgia Institute of Technology)

    "The Jenkins Pre-doctoral Fellowship Program provides NASA a prime opportunity to inspire under represented students to continue their studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and thus enable their future careers in those disciplines," said Dr. Adena Williams Loston, NASA's associate administrator for education. "We must work to ensure that we have a talented and diverse workforce to continue the outstanding legacy of NASA's current scientists, engineers, physicists and astronauts," she said.

    The United Negro College Fund Special Programs Corporation administers NASA's Jenkins Pre-doctoral Fellowship Program.

    For more information about the Harriett G. Jenkins Pre-doctoral Fellowship Program and the application process for 2004, on the Internet, visit:

    For more information about NASA education programs on the Internet, visit:


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