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Featured Community of Practice Student: Hannah Mason

Posted on: November 29th, 2015 in: NASA Space Grant

Fall 2015 Community of Practice Scholarship Recipient

Hannah Mason

When the Nevada Space Grant Consortium created its new program “A Community College Partnership Creating a Community of Practice Model to Engage and Retain Minority Students” it was with students like Hannah Mason in mind.  Mason, an engineering science major at Great Basin College (GBC) was selected as a Fall 2015 scholarship recipient.

While still in high school, Mason was enrolled in dual credit courses at GBC.  Mason graduated a year early with 45 college credits.  With interest in quantum physics, astronomy, engineering, electric and computer science, Mason plans to continue her studies of engineering physics at the University of Nevada, Reno.  Long term, Mason plans to earn her Ph.D in physics and work for NASA or a private space agency.

In addition to scholarships like the one awarded to Mason, the program provides community college students with individualized degree planning and weekly interdisciplinary biological and physical science study through interactive statewide virtual classrooms.