As an associate of the North Dakota Space Grant Consortium, Mayville State University encourages students to become involved in science, mathematics, and technology. Awarding scholarships to outstanding students is one of the ways in which this is accomplished. Scholarships which are designated for students pursuing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) degrees that support NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) research and technology needs are presented.

Recipients of the NASA scholarships awarded at Mayville State University for the Spring Semester of 2014 are Andrew Berge, a mathematics education and physical education major from Larimore, N.D.; Beth Cakebread, a mathematics education and chemistry education major from Shelly, Minn.; Whitney Federenko, a biology and chemistry major from Anchorage, Alaska; Riley Francis, a biology major from Fordville, N.D.; Liza Hoglo, a biology major from Thief River Falls, Minn.; Katie Kolness, an elementary education major with a mathematics minor from Ada, Minn.; Paul Koppinger, a biology major from Fargo, N.D.; Ashlee Lotthammer, a biology major from Lindstrom, Minn.; Hannah Ness, a chemistry major from Thompson, N.D.; Ryan Ness, a biology major from Thompson, N.D.; and Zack Slater, a biology major from Mahtowa, Minn.

The North Dakota NASA Space Grant Consortium fulfills the Space Grant mission by involving North Dakota faculty, students, and K-12 teachers and students in multi-institution, collaborative, NASA-relevant research and higher education projects, while also educating the North Dakota citizenry about NASA, its purpose, and its missions. Activities of the consortium demonstrably increase the qualified STEM and technical workforce that is necessary to accomplish NASA’s goals while also contributing to the general education and welfare of the North Dakota populace.