Faculty, staff, and students from Hope College received 16 new Michigan Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) awards totaling 86,400 for 2022-2023! Details regarding the individual projects appear below.
MSGC creates, develops, and promotes programs to reflect the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) strategic interests and support cooperation between academia, industry, state and local governments in science and technology in Michigan.
Congratulations to our faculty, staff, and students on their MSGC awards!
|Award Type||Name||Mentor (If Applicable)||Project Title||Award|
|Undergraduate Fellowship||Sara Grimes||Kelly Ronald||Effects of Urbanization on House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) and House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) Songs||$4,000|
|Undergraduate Fellowship||Lindsay Jankowski||Kelly Ronald, Natalia Gonzalez-Pech||How iron oxide nanoparticles impact the auditory physiology and antipredator response of the house sparrow (Passer domesticus)||$4,000|
|Undergraduate Fellowship||Nicholas Kaipainen||Zachary Williams||Quantifying the Utility of a Truncated Eigenmode Expansion in the Collisionless Plasma Tearing Instability||$4,000|
|Undergraduate Fellowship||William Vance||Peter Gonthier||Developing efficient algorithms to compute the exact QED resonant Compton scattering cross section in strong magnetic fields||$4,000|
|Undergraduate Fellowship||Gabriel Balk||Paul DeYoung||β-decay intensity function of 54,52 Co||$4,000|
|Undergraduate Fellowship||Evan Thomas||Erika Calvo-Ochoa||Effects of hypoxia in recovery of the lesioned olfactory system of zebrafish||$ 4,500|
|Undergraduate Fellowship||Ethan Jansen||Matthew Smith||Experimental Characterization of Constrained Arches for Active Structure Applications||$4,000|
|Undergraduate Fellowship||Dylan Clem||Courtney Peckens||Experimental validation of real-time, weighted control algorithm||$4,000|
|Undergraduate Fellowship||Skylar DeWitt||Erika Calvo-Ochoa||Olfactory Dysfunction Following Oxygen Deprivation in Zebrafish||$4,000|
|Undergraduate Fellowship||Bridget Gagnier||Brooke Odle, Fola Olagbemi||Estimating Low Back Loading using Inertial Measurement Units||$4,000|
|Undergraduate Fellowship||Halle McGuire||Meagan Elinski||Multipurposed Dry Lubricant Surface Coatings from Strain-Controlled Composite Nanomaterial Systems||$4,000|
|Research Seed||Jeffrey Christians||—||Understanding the Radiation Tolerance of Halide Perovskite Materials||$5,000|
|Research Seed||Kelly Ronald, Natalia Gonzalez-Pech||—||A NEW CANARY IN THE COALMINE: THE HOUSE SPARROW (PASSER DOMESTICUS) AS A MODEL FOR STUDYING THE EFFECTS OF NANOPARTICLE MATTER IN AIR POLLUTION||$5,000|
|Ed Program – PC/TT/A||Susan Ipri Brown||—||Preparing STEM Teachers||$15,000|
|Ed Program – PC/TT/A||Susan Ipri Brown||—||Engineering the Future Academies||$15,000|
|MSGC Affiliate||Peter Gonthier, Brian Yurk||—||MSGC Affiliate Budget||$1,900|