ULS Alum receives prestigious Astronaut Scholarship

NEWS Release
July 5, 2016
For Immediate Release


ULS class of 2013 alumna Maura Cadigan, who is now an Engineering Honors senior in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected to receive the 2016 Astronaut Scholarship awarded by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation.

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation was created by the Mercury 7 astronauts to ensure the United States retains its position of leadership in science and technology by encouraging students to pursue advanced educations and careers in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

This is done by awarding scholarships to the best and brightest minds and by building a mentoring network that allows the Astronaut Scholars to connect with astronauts, each other and innovative technology leaders throughout the nation.

Maura also recently received the prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship and was the first Aggie ever to be accepted as a technical consultant on a multinational research team as part of the Stanford U.S. Russia Forum.


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