Press Release

 

Fort Morgan, CO. 06/12/18.  Christopher Green is flying high after being selected to travel to NASA’s Ames Research Center in California in July to participate in the NASA

MCC president, Dr. Curt Freed and graduate Christopher Green at the Morgan Community College’s commencement ceremony

(L to R): MCC president, Dr. Curt Freed and Christopher Green at the Morgan Community College’s commencement ceremony, May 5, 2018 in Fort Morgan

Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) onsite experience.  Green, a recent graduate of Morgan Community College (MCC), is one of 280 students from across the U.S. chosen to participate in the NCAS program.

The experience includes five weeks of online activities that culminate in a four-day on-site event at a NASA Center.  Participants have the opportunity to interact with NASA engineers and others as they learn more about careers in science and engineering.

While at NASA, students form teams and establish fictional companies interested in Mars exploration. Each team is responsible for developing and testing a prototype rover, forming a company infrastructure, managing a budget, and developing communications and outreach. The onsite experience includes briefings by NASA subject matter experts, information on how to apply for internships, and a tour of NASA’s facilities.

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” said Christopher Green. “Not only could it open up doors for future employment, it will give drive to my studies by showing real-life, cutting edge applications.”

Green, from Strasburg, Colorado graduated summa cum laude from MCC with his Associate of Science in May 2018.  He plans to attend either CSU or CU to complete a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering. His goal is to become a research and development profession in the biomed field.

“Morgan Community College was pivotal in my academic development, helping me to improve in mathematics, science, research and writing, all of which will prove important in moving forward,” stated Green. 

“Christopher has done so much to deserve this great opportunity,” said MCC President Dr. Curt Freed. “Part of MCC’s mission is to prepare students to enter high-demand Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields.”

For additional information about the National Community College Aerospace Scholars program, please email JSC-NCAS@mail.nasa.gov, call 281-483-0493, or visit http://ncas.aerospacescholars.org/.

To learn more about educational opportunities through MCC, visit www.morgancc.edu, call 1-800-622-0216, or visit an MCC location in Fort Morgan, Bennett, Limon, Burlington, or Wray.