Lake Region State College – Campus Successes December

December 11, 2015

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.