Success Stories

Hannah Payne

2010-2016 West Virginia Grant Scholar “I would not be where I am today without the support of this program” I did not realize my potential when I entered college at West Virginia State University, and actually had intended to be a fine arts major. I excelled in my first biology class, where by doing so […]

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Alan M. Didion

2009-2015 West Virginia Space Grant Participant “High school dreams of working for NASA a real possibility” During my first week of college at West Virginia University, I heard rumors of an office that could make my high school dreams of working for NASA a real possibility. I made time to visit this place and meet […]

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Emily Calandrelli

2006-2010 West Virginia Space Grant Participant “dramatically improved my confidence level” It is no exaggeration to say that the West Virginia Space Grant program was my most valuable resource for fellowship, scholarship, and internship opportunities while attending West Virginia University. Even to this day, I encourage undergrads to use it as their go-to resource. More […]

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Kerri Phillips

2005-2009 West Virginia Space Grant Participant “a family away from home” I really owe the West Virginia Space Grant program quite a lot. In fact, while completing my undergraduate (2003-2007) and graduate (2008-2011) degrees at West Virginia University, they offered me numerous internship opportunities from which I gained invaluable skills. For example, during the summers […]

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Justin Smith

2004-2006 West Virginia Space Grant Scholar “has literally changed my life” I was born and raised in West Virginia and grew up dreaming of attending West Virginia University and working for NASA. So, after enrolling at WVU, I entered their aerospace and mechanical engineering program. For the first couple of years, I worked summer jobs […]

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