Space Studies Department to Receive Special NASA Award on July 23rd
As the Department of Space Studies completed the 25 years of celebrations recently, we also received the excellent news that the department has been selected for a “JSC Certificate of Appreciation” by NASA JSC, for 25 years of outstanding leadership in university education in space studies, aerospace workforce development, and for accomplishments in interdisciplinary aerospace research. I believe this is the highest non-individual, group award given by Johnson Space Center and we are indeed very honored and proud to receive this award. Needless to say that an award of this nature for sustained excellence over 25 years is not possible without the dedicated work of all former and current students, former and current faculty and staff, and all the support we have received from various entities within the University of North Dakota - particularly the Dean’s office.
The award will be formally presented to us on July 23rd, 2013 during a short ceremony at the Johnson Space Center. The award function and social will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in the Lone Star room of the Gilruth Center, 2101 E NASA Pkway, Houston, TX 77058. The Gilruth Center is just outside JSC complex and visitor pass is not required.
You are cordially invited (see attached invitation) to attend this very special event and join us in the celebrations. If you are able to attend, please RSVP by July 19, to Bev Fetter at firstname.lastname@example.org
Santhosh K. Seelan, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Space Studies
Director, North Dakota Space Grant Consortium
Director, ND-NASA EPSCoR
University of North Dakota
Clifford Hall 532, 4149 University Avenue Stop 9008
Grand Forks, ND 58202-9008, U.S.A
Tel: 701 777 2355
Web address: www.space.edu