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

September 16, 2011


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:

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