Intuitive Machines, maker of the Nova-C Lunar Lander currently expected to launch in spring 2023, and Columbia Sportswear have teamed up with Embry-Riddle to support outstanding women in STEM like Yow.
The “Intuitive Machines and Columbia Sportswear Advancing Women in Technology Program” at Embry-Riddle will provide scholarships as well as fellowship opportunities to uplift undergraduate and graduate students in STEM-related fields. Columbia and Intuitive Machines are partnering on this scholarship ahead of Intuitive Machines’ first mission to the moon, in which the lunar lander will incorporate Columbia’s Omni-Heat Infinity reflective insulation to help protect it from the extreme temperatures in space. Launching in fall 2023, the Intuitive Machines and Columbia Sportswear Advancing Women in Technology Program is supported by $200,000 in resources for students, which includes a $100,000 gift from each of the companies.
The selection process begins this spring and will provide approximately a dozen scholarships for undergraduate as well as graduate students at Embry-Riddle.