Faculty, staff, and students from Hope College received 18 new Michigan Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) awards totaling $78,485 for 2021-2022! 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! And a special kudos to Peter Gonthier, Hope’s MSGC Affiliate Representative, who works tirelessly all year in promoting MSGC programs to our campus community.
|Program||Last Name||First Name||Mentor||Project Title||Award|
|Education Programs||Dummer||Carrie||—||Engineering the Future Academies||$15,000|
|Education Programs||Ipri Brown||Susan||—||Preparing STEM Teachers||$15,000|
|Research Seed||Elinski||Meagan||—||Multifaceted Surface Coatings from Composite Dry Lubrication Schemes||$ 5,000|
|Undergraduate Fellowship||Boltz||Lindsey||Natalia Gonzalez-Pech||Design of Nanomaterials for Enhanced Sensing, Extraction, and Recycling of Lithium||$ 3,000|
|Undergraduate Fellowship||Bryan||Lauren||Michael Philben||Uronic Acid Content of Sphagnum as a Proxy for the Response of Peatlands to Climate Change||$ 3,000|
|Undergraduate Fellowship||Davenport||Steven||Natalia Gonzalez-Pech||Synthesis of Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles for Solar Disinfection from Aqueous Solutions||$ 3,000|
|Undergraduate Fellowship||Diephuis||William||Natalia Gonzalez-Pech||Synthesis of Zirconium Oxide-Based Nanomaterials to Catalyze Oxygen Reduction in PEM Fuel Cells||$ 3,000|
|Undergraduate Fellowship||Gagnier||Bridget||Brooke Odle||Developing and Validating a Sensor Fusion Algorithm||$ 2,985|
|Undergraduate Fellowship||Harlow||Blake||Darin Stephenson||Streamlining and Validating Algorithms for Constructing Digital Elevation Models of Lake Michigan Dune Imagery||$ 3,000|
|Undergraduate Fellowship||Kowalski||Jacob||Matthew Smith||Investigating Cinnamate Functionalized Liquid Crystal Oligomers for Facile Material Synthesis and Alignment||$ 3,000|
|Undergraduate Fellowship||Mandeville||James||Jeff Christiansfirstname.lastname@example.org||$ 3,000|
|Undergraduate Fellowship||McLinden||Molly||Kelly Ronald||Ecotoxicity of the Nanoparticle: Changes in the behavior and physiology of the house sparrow (Passer domesticus)||$ 3,000|
|Undergraduate Fellowship||Molloy||Anna||Natalia Gonzalez-Pech||Synthesis of nanomaterials for urea removal from aqueous solutions||$ 3,000|
|Undergraduate Fellowship||Porter||Tristan||Natalia Gonzalez-Pech||Synthesis of ZnO and Fe2O3 nanomaterials as Antibacterial Agent||$ 3,000|
|Undergraduate Fellowship||Shaw||Rachel||Michael Philben||Determination of the Bioavailability of Organic Nitrogen in the Decomposition of Peat Moss||$ 3,000|
|Undergraduate Fellowship||Sherrard||Morgan||Kelly Ronald||Chromatic contrast of avian plumage is altered in forests subjected to increased deer browsing||$ 3,000|
|Undergraduate Fellowship||Vance||William||Peter Gonthier||Developing efficient code for computing spin-dependent Compton cross section in magnetar magnetospheres||$ 3,000|
|MSGC Affiliate||Gonthier||Peter||—||MSGC Affiliate Budget||$ 1,500|