Student Receives $5,000 NASA STEM Scholarship

Student Receives $5,000 NASA STEM ScholarshipMichael Gallagher just received the exciting news that he was selected to receive a $5,000 scholarship from the Utah NASA Space Grant Consortium. He competed against 10 other students from the tech college in areas of Advanced Welding, Computer Aided Design, Industrial Automation Maintenance, Information Technology, Machining and Software Development.

Michael started at the Ogden Weber Tech College in January, 2015. In the short amount of time that he has been enrolled, he has demonstrated to his instructors that he has strong study and disciplinary skills. This discipline comes from serving in the Utah National Guard for eight years, including one deployment to Iraq. Michael’s progress and attendance are at 100%.

Michael states that in his research to decide what he wanted to do, Web Development resonated with him the most. He had an early introduction to this field as both his father and brother have been involved in the computer industry, with his brother currently working at the NASA Goddard Space Center.

With the ability to develop Web software applications, he sees the future of web development in the client-side/server-side scripting and network security configuration, as one that has no end to the possibilities. He would ultimately like to develop educational websites for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Michael has taken on schooling as his full-time job and is very committed to completing this program and continuing his education to receive a bachelor’s degree.