Two Baylor graduate students have earned fellowships in support of their doctoral study. Jared Greenwald and Brandon Harris, both doctoral candidates in Baylor's Department of Physics and members of the Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics and Engineering Research (CASPER), were awarded Texas Space Grant Consortium Graduate Fellowships for the 2012-2013 academic year.
TSGC Fellowships are awarded annually to encourage graduate study in science and engineering. Funded by a training grant from NASA, the fellowships provide financial support to students pursuing master's or doctoral degrees at consortium member institutions. A total of 21 students from 16 Texas universities were awarded fellowships in this year's round of funding.
The Texas Space Grant Consortium is a group of 47 government, industry, educational and non-profit institutions in Texas that work to bring the benefits of space research and technology to all Texans. Baylor and CASPER have been involved in TSGC since the organization's formation, with Baylor and CASPER faculty participating in the proposal for the initial NASA block grant which created the consortium.