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Prestigious Scholarship awarded to Riley '12 by Astronaut Ed Gibson '59

 September 16, 2011

Prestigious Scholarship awarded to Riley '12 by Astronaut Ed Gibson '59

 

Due to the efforts of Skylab 4 Astronaut Ed Gibson '59, University of Rochester became eligible for the first time this year to participate in the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation's program.  As a result, UR Computer Science senior Darcey Riley became UR's first recipient of the $10,000 scholarship for exceptional students in science, math, engineering and technology.  As a recipient of this scholarship, Darcey becomes a member of an elite group of 279 astronaut scholars who continue to meet and collaborate throughout their careers.

Following the presentation of the check, Ed Gibson gave a very engaging talk about his experiences in the space program. For more coverage, follow these links:

Campus Times: http://www.campustimes.org/2011/09/15/skys-the-limit-senior-named-urs-fi...

YNN news clip: http://rochester.ynn.com/content/all_news/rochester/557330/astronaut-hap...

 

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