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Last update: 5/15/08

[University of Wisconsin-Green Bay News Release]

For Immediate Release:

May 15, 2008

UW-Green Bay senior to blast off with NASA internship

GREEN BAY - The Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium announced that a University of Wisconsin-Green Bay student has been selected by NASA for a summer internship at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif.

Joseph Aldrich, of Green Bay, is a senior majoring in mathematics with emphasis in statistics and minoring in chemistry, accounting and business administration. He will work with the Instrument Flight Software and GE group at JPL.

The Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium is funding the internship.

The Space Grant Consortium also awarded scholarships and research awards to three other UW-Green Bay undergraduate students for the 2008-09 academic year. Recipients of undergraduate scholarships are:

Jonathan Carlson, of Suring, is a senior majoring in business administration and psychology. He is studying NASA as an organization. He attended Oconto Falls High School.

Antonio Castillo, of Green Bay, is a senior majoring in mechanical engineering with a concentration in aerospace. He will be transferring to UW-Madison for the fall 2008 to continue his aerospace pursuit. Castillo attended Preble High School.

Joseph Jankiewicz, of Cambridge, is a junior majoring in environmental science and is focusing on projects that promote sustainability. He attended Sun Prairie High School.

The Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium, headquartered at UW-Green Bay, supports students in science, mathematics and technology by funding research, student scholarships and outreach projects in a wide variety of fields related to aerospace.

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08-137 | Contact: Mike Heine heinem@uwgb.edu, (920) 465-2526



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