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Mihir Pathak receives NASA grant

October 2011
Mihir Pathak receives NASA grant Mihir G. Pathak, a PhD Candidate at the Georgia Institute of Technology, is one of NASA’s inaugural class of eighty-one Space Technology Research Fellows. He was competitively selected for his research (Two-Stage, 20 K Pulse Tube Cryo-cooler for Space Studies) which shows significant promise for future application toward NASA missions and strategic goals.

“These fellowships will develop America’s technology leaders for tomorrow, leaders that will help us out-innovate, out-educate and out-build our competitors and maintain our leadership in space,” NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said. “President Obama has said, ‘America’s competitiveness rests on the excellence of our citizens in technical fields.’ These grants are an investment in America’s intellectual capital and our nation’s future.”

NASA Space Technology Fellows will perform innovative space technology research while building the skills necessary to become future technological leaders. Selected candidates will perform graduate student research on their respective campuses and at NASA centers and nonprofit U.S. research and development laboratories.

Mihir Pathak is a PhD Student in the GT Cryo Lab, School of Mechanical Engineering; he is Executive Vice President of the Student Government Association and a Presidential Fellow. He feels immensely honored and says that he would like to encourage young people by offering them guidance for science, technology, engineering, or math careers.

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