Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science (Intern)

A collaboration between the Director Mitch Luman at the Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science and Indiana Space Grant Consortium, has provided a wonderful 10 week summer internship for an outstanding Purdue University student. Carlisle Wishard, a graduate student working toward her Ph.D. in planetary sciences, is the newest intern at the Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science. Ms. Wishard has a deep interest in the intersection of science research and community engagement and will be presenting programs & working on projects in the Museum’s  Koch Immersive Theater and Planetarium. According to Mitch Luman, mentor and INSGC Affiliate Director, “Carlisle’s past museum experience and research interests are a perfect fit to contributing to education in a planetarium environment”.  Support for internship is made possible by the Indiana Space Grant Consortium.

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2021-22 Indiana Space Grant Consortium Fellowship Awardees

  • G. Burrell (M) PFW
  • B. Kimesey-Miller (M) IU
  • I. Marrs (M) IU
  • C. Toorongian (M) PNW


  • E. Beilke (PhD) ISU
  • R. Salvador (PhD) PU
  • L. Organski (PhD) PU
  • A. Meyer (PhD) PU
  • A. Depoian-Baxter (PhD) PU
  • M. Smith (PhD) IU
  • L. Gray (PhD) IU


Check out this awesome project below:

  • Project: Engaging Community College Student in research: Intestinal host defense mechanism

Trine University has participated in the NASA Human Exploration Challenge competition since 2014 as part of its senior capstone design course sequence.  This provides our seniors and underclassman the opportunity to apply engineering skills and problem solving to a critical mission task for NASA, the future exploration of other planets by astronauts.  The team pictured here for 2020-21 is designing and building a 2 person vehicle capable of navigating obstacles routinely found on our moon and other planets.  The team appreciates the support of the Indiana Space Grant Consortium to complete this project and improve STEM skills.

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Will Steffel says he knew nothing about rotorcraft before the summer began, but the Trine University senior learned about them in a big way.

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Trine University Team Designs a Human Powered Vehicle

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This group of Trine University engineering students Alex Munger, Carma Cherry, Dr. Tim Jenkins (advisor), Ian Price, Tyler Blanton, Emily Atwell and Sandeeb Kurian fulfilling an opportunity to validate both the analytical and practical skills to “create a vehicle designed to traverse the simulated surface of another world” at the NASA Rover Challenge. Congratulations for all of their hard work!

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