Sheri Klug Joins USRA as the Undergraduate Student Research Program Manager

Feb 11, 2008, 00:00 ET from Universities Space Research Association

    COLUMBIA, Md., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Universities
 Space Research Association (USRA) is pleased to announce that Sheri Klug
 has joined the association as USRA's program manager for NASA's
 Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP). In this role Ms. Klug will
 lead an aggressive recruiting effort to draw in a talented pool of students
 from diverse backgrounds, will market the program widely to raise awareness
 of the USRP across the academic community, and will manage the program to
 ensure the highest quality experience for participating students.
     Ms. Klug brings to this position a strong combination of NASA based
 educational experience and NASA Center technical workforce understanding
 coupled with skills that will provide focused vision and leadership for the
 USRP. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in earth science education with
 distinguished honors and a Master's Degree in Earth Science education, both
 from Boise State University. Ms. Klug has participated, in an educational
 or technical capacity, in every Mars mission since 1995. Ms. Klug developed
 and grew the Arizona State University Mars Education Program from a local
 to a national high profile NASA Mars education program through successful
 efforts bridging the NASA science and engineering technical communities and
 education communities.
     "We are delighted that Sheri has joined USRA and will lead our USRP
 effort," said association President and CEO, Dr. Frederick Tarantino. "Her
 combination of strong technical and education qualifications make her the
 perfect choice to lead this flagship NASA program."
     About USRP
     NASA's Undergraduate Student Research Program, offers undergraduates
 across the United States mentored internship experiences at NASA Centers
 and research facilities. The program provides hand-on technical and
 research experiences with outstanding NASA mentors. Most students work on
 practical problems that will see real applications in aerospace or on
 future NASA missions.
     About USRA
     The Universities Space Research Association, founded in 1969, is a
 private, nonprofit corporation which operates programs and institutions
 focused on research and education in space related science and engineering
 disciplines. USRA's current membership includes 101 universities, both
 inside and outside of the US. This mission is carried out through USRA's
 various institutes, centers, divisions, and programs.

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