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.