News for January 22, 2013
SRSU ALUM DASCH NATIONAL SPACE GRANT DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD RECIPIENT
Dr. Julius Dasch, Dallas, a Sul Ross State University graduate and former adjunct professor, is the 2013 recipient of the NASA National Space Grant Distinguished Service Award.
Dasch, a 1956 Sul Ross graduate and former director of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) space grants program, will be honored March 1 in ceremonies at the Sheraton Crystal City Hotel, Arlington, Va.
The National Space Grant Distinguished Service Award was established to recognize individuals whose lives and careers have had a long lasting impact in a science, engineering or education field that is related to aeronautic, aviation, or space endeavors.
The inaugural award was presented in 2003 to former Senator and Secretary of the Treasury Lloyd M. Bentsen for his visionary work in creating the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Act. Subsequent recipients include John Glenn and Sally Ride.
Dasch also received a Distinguished Alumni Award from Sul Ross, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in geology. He received his master’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and Ph.D. from Yale University. After retirement from NASA, Dasch and his wife, Pat, moved to Alpine, where they taught classes in rocket science. The couple recently moved to Dallas.