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Environmental Engineering Senior Named Astronaut Scholar
Reilly Duffy, a senior majoring in environmental engineering, is one of 50 students from 36 universities to be named a 2018-19 Astronaut Scholar by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation.
Founded by the Mercury 7 astronauts, the foundation awards scholarships to students in their junior or senior year who are pursuing studies in science, technology, engineering or mathematics and who plan to pursue research or advance their field upon completion of their final degree. Nominees are selected on the basis of having shown initiative, creativity and excellence in their chosen field.
In addition to a cash award of up to $10,000, the scholarship includes professional mentoring and the opportunity to participate in a professional development program; a trip to the Innovators Gala in Washington, D.C., in August; and membership in the Astronaut Scholar Honor Society.
Syracuse University News Services reached out to Duffy to get his thoughts on the award.