Darcey Riley '12 named Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Scholar

 July 8, 2011

Darcey Riley '12 named Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Scholar

Rising senior Halley Orshan '12 (known in URCS as Darcey Riley) has been chosen one of the national winners of the 2011-2012 Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Scholar.  Students throughout the STEM disciplines at the University of Rochester were nominated by their department chairs and a committee lead by Undergraduate Research Director Steven Manly selected two nominees from Rochester for the national competition.  Darcey will receive $10,000, which will be presented to her this fall on campus by a yet unnamed astronaut.  Further details of the astronaut's visit, talk and presentation will be announced later this summer.  For more information about the program, visit the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation site.