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TWU student Katie Schniebs one of 20 in the nation to receive NASA scholarship


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DENTON — Texas Woman’s University student Katie Schniebs is one of only 20 undergraduate students in the nation to receive a $40,000 scholarship from the NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program.

Ms. Schniebs, a senior, is enrolled in the University of North Texas and TWU dual degree program for engineering and math. She is majoring in math at TWU and electrical engineering at UNT.

“I never dreamed a scholarship like this could be a possibility for me,” said Ms. Schniebs of Springtown. “The opportunities that this scholarship provides, including the internship at NASA, will be invaluable for my future career in engineering.”

As part of her scholarship award, Ms. Schniebs will participate in a funded internship at the NASA Ames Research Center in San Jose, Calif. this summer.

“When one of our students receives a national scholarship like this, it speaks to the quality of a TWU education and our mathematics program,” said Dr. Don Edwards, chair of the TWU department of mathematics and computer science. “Katie is one of our exceptional students, and I am extremely proud of her for receiving this scholarship. I know she has a bright future ahead of her.”

The NASA Aeronautics Scholarship program awards scholarships for two years to aid students enrolled in fields of study with applications promising to aeronautics. In addition to their scholarships, students participate in funded internships with NASA researchers and directly work on projects such as managing air traffic more efficiently, improving safety and reducing emissions and noise. For more information, visit

In 2006, UNT and Texas Woman’s University began the dual degree program for engineering and math, which allows students to attend both universities and simultaneously receive bachelor’s degrees from both schools.

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