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Michael Braukus

Headquarters, Washington, D.C.
June 21, 1993
(Phone: 202/358-1547)

RELEASE: 93-117

STUDENTS BEGIN NASA LIFE SCIENCES TRAINING PROGRAM

Forty college students today started an intensive 6-week
Space Life Sciences Training Program (SLSTP) at NASA's Kennedy
Space Center, Fla. The summer residence training program is for
college students interested in life sciences, bioengineering,
ecology or related fields.

The SLSTP is designed to attract college students towards a
career in space life sciences research. Selected students work
with NASA researchers in planning flight and ground support
experiments. In addition to offering research experience, the
curriculum includes lectures, tours and special projects to
provide a complete overview of the field of space life sciences.

The special project areas this year will involve plant space
biology, global environment and monitoring of microbes in the
shuttle crew water system. The program will be held from June 21
through July 31, 1993.

The 40 students were competitively selected from 348
applicants. Students in the program must be undergraduates
majoring in science or engineering and have a minimum cumulative
grade point average of 3.0. More than 288 students have
participated in the program since its inception in 1985.

The students participating in the program are:

Cheryl L. Baird, Wharton, N.J.
Richard D. Boyce, Yakima, Wash.
Robbin N. Chapman, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Danielle M. Cox, Norfolk, Va.
Antonette L. Diaz, Colstrip, Mont.
Kathryn A. Drabik, Albuquerque, N.M.
Diane S. Eschliman, Lincoln, Neb.
Anton A. Ewing, Prescott, Ariz.
Monica V. Florez, Royal Palm Beach, Fla.
Keven G. Haggerty, Bourbonnais, Ill.
Barbara L. Hammack, Santee, Calif.

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Brian D. Hartman, College Place, Wash.
Gerardo A. Hernandez, Caguas, Puerto Rico
Erica Y. Hwang, Allston, Mass.
Frank P. Johnson, Titusville, Pa.
Reshma C. Katira, E. Emherst, N.Y.
Christine A. Krumrich, Wales, Wis.
Anna Pei-Ching Lee, Cary, N.C.
Tracy L. Lewis, Dixmoor, Ill.
Susan W. Mao, Monument, Colo.
Janean E. Martin, East Windsor, N.J.
James L. McBride, Jr., Houston, Texas
Quinton E. Moss, Chesapeake, Va.
Kymberli A. Mumford, Jacksonville, Fla.
Lemuel H. Newton, Tallahassee, Fla.
Lisa J. Passmore, Widefield, Colo.
Tamula M. Patterson, Hueytown, Ala.
Enrique Pomales-Crespo, Hormigueros, Puerto Rico
Kristine Reynolds-Sohnrey, Eugene, Ore.
Meghan V. Roxby, Old Town, Maine
Lisa A. Scheppers, Gering, Neb.
Mark E. Schneider, Kokomo, Ind.
Kathryn L. Sellen, Moore, Okla.
Gregory B. Singer, Brighton, Mass.
Brianna M. Smith, Bellwood, Ill.
Marc O. Spangner, Vacaville, Calif.
Kelly M. VanBuskirk, Middletown, R.I.
David A. Van De Car, Altamonte Springs, Fla.
Brenda A. Westhoff, Manhattan, Kan.
David H. Zonies, Philadelphia, Pa.

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