Meet Our Affiliates
The Maine Space Grant Consortium is made up of Affiliates that are actively involved in aerospace-related research and education. Affiliates are institutions of higher education or non-profit research organizations. Each Affiliate has the capacity to take a leading role in strengthening and expanding the state’s aerospace research and education capabilities by improving its own capability or in collaboration with other Affiliates. On a case-by-case basis, the Board of Directors may recognize an institution as an Affiliate even though it is not a higher education or not-for-profit research institution.
Our affiliate members and representatives are:
Nathan Lundblad, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
|Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
Graham Shimmield, Ph.D.
West Boothbay Harbor
Ms. Cindy Stocks
Director, Student Fellowships and Research
|Challenger Learning Center of Maine
Mr. William Buckley, President
Dr. Elizabeth McGrath, Assistant Professor of Physics
|College of the Atlantic
Dave Feldman, Ph.D.
Assoc. Dean for Academic Affairs, Prof. of mathematics and Physics
|Gulf of Maine Research Institute
Chief Education Officer
|Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Ms. Muriel Mosher
V.P. for Government & Public Relations
|Maine Maritime Academy
Jill Schoof, Assistant Professor of Engineering
|Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance
Jan Mokros, Ph.D., Executive Director
|Maine School of Science and Mathematics
Luke Shorty, Executive Director
|Saint Joseph’s College
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
|Southern Maine Community College
Chair, Biological Sciences
|University of Maine,
Ali Abedi, Ph.D.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
|University of New England
Jerome Mullin, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry and Department Chair
207-283-0170 ext. 2538
|University of Southern Maine
Bruce Thompson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology-Human Development
|VALT Enterprises, LLC
Mr. Karl Hoose, CEO/CTO
|York County Community Community College
Dr. Maria Niswonger
Department Chair, Science
The Consortium is also comprised of General Member organizations. A General member is classified as an institution that does not fall under the definition of an Affiliate (above). General Membership is subject to the submission of a letter committing the institution to supporting the mission of the Consortium including active involvement in Consortium activities, and the approval of the Executive Director. General Members include: