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Dr Jim Smeltzer

This scholarship has been created to commemorate the work of Dr. Jim Smeltzer. In 1969, Smeltzer began his career at Northwest Missouri State University as a professor of both Physics and Astronomy. "Doc," as he was know to colleagues and students, was committed to teaching astronomy and continuing education. He was a lifelong student, regularly attending NASA conferences and returning to the classroom to share with his students the knowledge he obtained about space travel and exploration.

Dr. Smeltzer retired in 2003 and passed away in 2006, ending his five-year battle with a rare form of cancer.
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