CLARKSTON, Ga.–Savas Mavridis and Dylan Lambeth, students at Georgia State University’s Perimeter College, are among 348 community college students from across the nation selected for the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) program and are among one-third of those students to be selected for an onsite NASA visit.
The original distinction included six weeks of online course work.
“The highest scoring students in the online portion are invited to attend a four-day workshop at a NASA center,” said NCAS’s Christian Fleming, an instructional assistant who mentored Mavridis during the online program. “In fact, Savas was one of the few students in the program to end up getting a perfect score.”
Mavridis’ onsite workshop is scheduled for April 10-13 at the John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. While there, he and other students will design a rover in teams guided by a NASA scientist/engineer, who also will serve as a mentor to them.
“Students meet NASA employees and have the opportunity to have a rare glance at some of the projects and facilities at the center,” Fleming said.
Mavridis is studying engineering at Perimeter College and hopes someday to build robots for outer space exploration.
“NASA is my inspiration,” he said.
Coming soon: An article focusing on Dylan Lambeth’s selection to the program.
Photo: Perimeter College student Savas Mavridis, left, was coached by engineering professor Dr. Dongiin Kim for a rover presentation leading up to the NASA program.