LRSC Student Receives NASA Space Fellowship
Lake Region State College student Carrie Nienhuis was recently awarded the NASA Space Fellowship recognizing her work in the field of science. The fellowship includes an award of $1,000 for completing 100 hours of work and assistance in the lab in the science department. Nienhuis also received a $1,500 NASA Space Scholarship in 2014 which helped to pay for tuition and an online science course.
A sophomore at Lake Region State College, Nienhuis discovered her interest in science while attending a chemistry class in high school. She started at Lake Region State College in 2014 wanting to pursue a career as a science teacher, but after taking several courses, she changed her focus, “having the opportunity to experience so many different science classes opened my eyes to other career options,” says Nienhuis.