Former EWC Student Receives NASA Scholarship
January 17, 2005
(Torrington, WY) Former Eastern Wyoming College student, Chiwah Lam, was the recipient for the Wyoming NASA Space Grant Consortium in August 2004. The Wyoming NASA Space Grant sponsors educational and research programs in the state of Wyoming in support of NASA's missions which include promoting a strong educational base in science, math, engineering, and technology. The programs include research fellowships for students at Wyoming's two and four-year colleges and a scholarship program for community college students pursuing math and science careers. The goals are to enhance space science/engineering research infrastructure at Wyoming's community colleges and the University of Wyoming, to recruit women and underrepresented minorities, and enhance public awareness of the benefits of space-related research and exploration.
Lam applied for general scholarships last year at the University of Wyoming and received a letter stating that she met the requirements for the NASA Space Grant Scholarship "Community College Transfer Scholarship".
Lam is currently majoring in Molecular Biology at the University of Wyoming. Upon completion of her BS degree, she will attend a one-year program of Medical Technology and be certified as a Medical Technologist for work in a Clinical Laboratory. Lam has received $5,000 from the Wyoming NASA Space Grant for fall 2004 and spring 2005.
The Wyoming NASA Space Grant Consortium is currently accepting applications for scholarships now through February 18th, 2005. Anyone interested can find information and application materials at wyomingspacegrant.uwyo.edu or you can contact Laura Dalles, University of Wyoming Project Coordinator, at 307.766.2862.