Summary: John Mather Nobel Scholars Named
Press Release 2008 July 21 from The Henry Foundation, Inc. http://henry.pha.jhu.edu/
On 2008 July 16, five summer interns at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland
were awarded John Mather Nobel Scholarships by The Henry Foundation, Inc.
The funding for the scholarships originated in a generous contribution from the
John and Jane Mather Foundation for Science and the Arts, which in turn was funded from the
award of the 2006 Nobel Prize for Physics to Dr. Mather.
The awardees were selected by a committee of Directors and former Directors of NASA Space
Grant College and Fellowship Program state Space Grant consortia.
The award consists in the designation "John Mather Nobel Scholar 2008," plus a $3000 scientific
travel grant over a two year period.
The first John Mather Nobel Scholars are
Erin Marie Hammons, a rising Senior at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, who is a Systems
Engineering intern for the ExPRESS Logistics Carrier (ELC) at NASA's Goddard Space Flight
Center. Erin says "working at NASA has been my career goal since I was very young. Upon
completion of my degree in August of 2009, I plan to seek employment with NASA, either here
at Goddard or at one of the many other centers across the country."
Howard Hui, a rising Senior at Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, who at Goddard
Space Flight Center this summer is working on developing new instruments to measure the
polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background. (It was for his critical discoveries