Osceola "Data" Condulle - Gordon Cooper Technology Center
THEN: A shy McLoud High School graduate who made a last-minute decision to enroll at Gordon Cooper Technology Center in Project Lead the Way’s pre-engineering. Encouraged by his instructor to apply for a NASA Inspire Program internship, Data says the GCTC Pre-Engineering Academy has provided him with:
- An opportunity for involvement in GCTC’s FIRST Robotics efforts.
- Three internships at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, including a simulated mission to Mars.
- Knowledge to explore an idea of tethering a spacecraft to an asteroid using an ice anchor, catching the attention of scholars at the national level.
NOW: As one of three National Project Lead the Way Innova Award winners, Data received a $10,000 cash award. He is currently a student at Rose State College with plans to attend the University of Oklahoma to earn an aeronautical engineering degree.