Campus: CSU, Sacramento -- July 24, 2000


CSUS Student Launches Into Esteemed Space Program

Shane Kemper of California State University, Sacramento has been accepted to the prestigious summer program at the International Space University.

The school gives promising students from around the world a chance to explore broad new perspectives on space activities. The summer program has a roaming campus. This year's host country is Chile.

During the intensive two and a half-month summer program, Kemper will study space system architecture and mission design, space engineering, space policy and law and more.

Kemper believes he is the first person from the CSU system and the Sacramento area to be accepted to the program.

"I am very excited to be given the opportunity to work with people of many different cultures and backgrounds who all have my same common interest-space. It has been a life dream of mine to attend the University," says Kemper.

Kemper recently won first place in the 14th annual CSU systemwide student research competition. His winning paper was based on his mechanical engineering senior project, which was suggested by scientists at NASA. It was on a tool to help analyze the lift and drag of a model delta-wing aircraft.

Kemper, of Sacramento (95826), is currently working on his master's degree in mechanical engineering at CSUS and plans to earn a master's degree in space science from the International Space University. He is also considering pursuing a doctorate degree in astronautical engineering.

"One of my career long term goals is to head up or be a part of an international team to set up a permanent manned station on the moon and on Mars," says Kemper.

More information is available by contacting the CSUS public affairs office at (916) 278-6156.


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