Sen. Brown Congratulates Ohio State Students Selected to Join NASA's Inaugural Class of Space Technology Research Fellows

NASA to Fund Research and Graduate Degrees in Space Technologies for Three Ohio State Students

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that three students from The Ohio State University (OSU) have been selected to join National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)’s inaugural class of Space Technology Fellows. Benjamin Reinke, Kyle Stewart, and Nick Host, have been awarded fellowships from NASA’s Office of the Chief Technologist to research and pursue masters or doctoral degrees in relevant space technology disciplines at OSU.

“Astronauts, aviators, and aerospace engineers from Ohio have always played a critical role at NASA and I am proud to see these OSU students continue in that tradition,” Brown said. “Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics-based industries will continue to seek out talented Ohioans who are soaring to new heights and attracting new jobs to our state. This highly-selective program will help train the next generation of Ohioans to continue NASA’s important work in the decades to come.”

The Space Technology Fellowship is managed by the Glenn Research Center in Cleveland and is part of NASA’s strategy to develop the technological foundation for its future science and exploration mission.  The fellows will perform innovative space technology research on campus and at NASA centers and nonprofit U.S. research and development laboratories.

Ohio State Students

Research Project

Kyle Stewart

Advancing Radar Technologies for Space Exploration

Nick Host

Development of Reconfigurable Ka-Band Antenna Array

Benjamin Reinke

Characterization and Modeling of Neutron and Gamma-ray Radiation Damage in Silicon Carbide Semi-conductor Materials and Silica Optical Fibers at Cryogenic Temperature




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