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Aerospace Student Receives Columbia Crew Memorial Scholarship

May 18, 2005

Timothy Lewis, a junior majoring in Aerospace Engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington, has been awarded a Columbia Crew Memorial Scholarship by the Aviation and Space Foundation of the Texas Space Grant Consortium. The scholarship recognizes high-achieving students and encourages their consideration of graduate studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.

Lewis, whose hometown is Watauga, Texas, maintains a 3.957 GPA and is a teaching assistant, instructing Design Graphics computer lab classes. He is vice president of the UTA chapter of Sigma Gamma Tau, the national aerospace engineering honor society, and a member of the student chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Lewis has a part-time job with a firm that custom-outfits and maintains helicopters.

The Texas Space Grant Consortium is a group of 35 institutions, including universities, industrial organizations, non-profit organizations and government agencies within Texas. The Foundation’s scholarships stress excellence in academics, participation in space education projects, participation in research projects, and exhibited leadership qualities. Twenty-nine $1,000 Columbia Crew Memorial Scholarships were awarded for the 2005-06 academic year. These scholarships were established by the Consortium and the Foundation in partnership with NASA in memory of the Space Shuttle Columbia astronauts.