2005 Scholarship Recipients
Washington, D.C., September 10, 2005; The Board of Directors of the Washington Space Business Roundtable (WSBR) is pleased to announce the awarding of its 2005 scholarships of $5,000 each to: Daphne C. Dador and Renee Park.
Daphne Dador is a M.A. Candidate for International Science & Technology Policy with a concentration on Space policy at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Dador's scholarship was used towards her participation in the International Space University (ISU) summer program held in Strasbourg, France. Of this experience she states, "I gained new skills and experiences which I couldn't have received anywhere else on the planet!"
Renee Park is a graduate of Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, MD and will be entering Princeton University this fall. Park was selected on the basis of a research paper entitled "Effects of Atmospheric Turbulence on Simulated Starlight in a Low-Pressure Telescope Environment". This was based on a study of the possibility of detecting extra-solar planets from within the stratosphere. This project was considered along with dozens of space and science entries submitted from the Greater Washington DC Metropolitan area to the International Science Engineering Fair (ISEF.)
Said WSBR Chair Roscoe Moore, "Our educational efforts are core to the mission of the Roundtable, and we are delighted to have found two such highly qualified scholarship recipients this year."
WSBR scholarship funds are raised and maintained through its annual spring "WSBR Flagship Lunch and Silent Auction, " chaired this year by Eric Stallmer, Director of Government Relations, Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI).
The WSBR Board of Directors unanimously agreed to award scholarships of $5,000 each to Dador and Park following the recommendations and review of WSBR Education Committee chair Jerry Howe, and review by Neal Anderson, VP Spacecraft Systems of DigitalGlobe.