NASA and SNU Partner to Develop Scientists

Southern Nazarene University (SNU) representatives participating in the Oklahoma NASA Space Grant Consortium (OSGC) recently attended a NASA workforce development trip in Huntsville, Alabama.

Mary Jo Galbraith, junior physics major, and Angela Rhodes, Director of Career Services at SNU, toured several different labs and heard from scientists working on projects for the Space Launch System, materials manufacturing, and environmental testing.

“This trip reinforced my desire to be a scientist,” said Galbraith. “Recently, I had been questioning my career choices, but our visit encouraged me to continue on my path, knowing that there will be jobs out there for physics graduates, jobs that seem exciting and actually affect people's lives. I really look forward to being able to make my own impact in the scientific community.”

With the completion of the NASA workforce development activities, participating students became eligible for NASA internships. Southern Nazarene University has been a member of the OSGC since 2002 and has granted more than 120 financial awards to SNU students totaling more than $150,000.

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