NASA designates six as TCU student ambassadors

May 13th, 2011 | By | Category: 22-4: Honoring Student Success, Science & Technology, Tribal College News

NASA has selected 105 of its best and brightest interns and fellows for the NASA Student Ambassador Program, including six tribal college and university (TCU) students. The agency uses the program to engage undergraduate and graduate students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) research and interactive opportunities.

The six TCU students are: Kody Ensely, Salish Kootenai College; Brendon Gobert, Blackfeet Community College; Terra Greenleaf, Leech Lake Tribal College; Kristofferson Martin, Navajo Technical College; Cody Sifford, Salish Kootenai College; and Noel White Running Water Stewart, Blackfeet Community College.

These students will join former Leech Lake Tribal College student Marie Kingbird Lowry, who previously was the only tribal NASA Student Ambassador. They are asked to inspire, motivate, and help communicate the NASA story to tribal college students and other students across the nation.

NASA managers and mentors nominated the recipients from the hundreds of interns and fellows engaged in research and education opportunities across the agency. The NASA Student Ambassadors initiative further recognizes exceptional students.

Members of the NASA Student Ambassadors virtual community interact with the agency while sharing information, making professional connections, and collaborating with peers. They also will represent NASA in a variety of venues and help the agency inspire and engage future interns and fellows.

For more information about the NASA Student Ambassadors, including a list of the new 2010 ambassadors, and an interactive map of the United States that identifies the current ambassadors, visit For more information about education at NASA, visit

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