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...

Darcey Riley '12 with Ed Gibson '59.