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2023 Class of Astronaut Scholars

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2023 Astronaut Scholars

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) is proud to welcome the 2023 Astronaut Scholar Class. This year ASF has awarded 68 scholarships to students from 46 different universities across the nation. Astronaut Scholarships are awarded to students in their junior and senior year of college studying science, technology, engineering, or mathematics with the intent to pursue research or advance their field upon completion of their final degree. Astronaut Scholars are among the best and brightest minds in STEM who show initiative, creativity, and excellence in their chosen field




  Auburn University
     Ayden Kemp
     Aerospace Engineering,
  Biosystems Engineering

  Clemson University
     Annika DeVol
     Materials Science
     Engineering    

  Colorado School of Mines
     Maxim Shepherd
     Chemical Engineering

  Colorado School of Mines
     Cailyn Smith
     Computer Science

  Colorado State University
     Chloe Brekhus
     Biomedical Engineering,
     Mechanical Engineering

  Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
     Vikas Patel    
     Aerospace Engineering,
     (Astronautics)

  Florida Institute of Technology    
     Karly Liebendorfer    
     Biomedical Engineering

  Florida Institute of Technology    
     Ruth Nichols
     AstroBiology

  Georgia Institute of Technology    
     Jim James
     Computer Science

  Georgia Institute of Technology
     Velin Kojouharov
     Mechanical Engineering

  Harvey Mudd College
     Ryan O'Hara
     Computer Science & Mathematics,
     Environmental Analysis

  Harvey Mudd College
     Lucien Tsai    
     Physics    

  Johns Hopkins University
     Bryan Dong    
     Neuroscience

  Johns Hopkins University
     Erick Rocher    
     Biomedical Engineering

  Louisiana State University
     Rachael Coates    
     Biological Sciences    

  Louisiana State University
     Kenedi Lynch
     Biological Sciences    

  Massachusetts Institute of Technology
     April Cheng   
    Physics

  Miami University (Ohio)
     Luke Liang
     Computer Science,
     Data Science & Statistics

  Miami University (Ohio)
     Hannah Wudke
     Geology

  Mississippi State University
     Madison Brode
     Biological Sciences  

  Mississippi State University
     Garrett Knotts   
     Biochemistry

  Montana State University
     Amanda Haab    
     Microbiology    

  North Carolina A&T State University
     Kristi Barnes
     Chemical Engineering

  North Carolina A&T State University
     Maya Odom
     Computer Engingeering

  North Carolina A&T State University    
     Breyana Robinson
     Laboratory Animal Science,
     Animal Science

  North Carolina State University
     Katherine Traynelis    
     Chemical Engineering

  North Dakota State University
     Jacob Sundberg
     Mechnical Engineering

  Ohio State University
     Harrison Blake
     Astrophysics/Astronomy,
     Physics

  Pennsylvania State University
     Ian Rivera
     Mechnical Engineering    

  Purdue University
     Sydney Hummel
     Chemical Engineering

  Purdue University
     Arianna McNamara
     Physics/Mathematics

  Purdue University
     Noelle Naughton
     Biochemistry

  Spelman College    
     Winter Jones
  Mathematics   

  Syracuse University
     Chance Baggett
     Physics/Mathematics

  Texas A&M University
     Christopher Barron
     Environmental Biology

  Texas A&M University
     Heather Chang
     Electrical & Computer Engineering

  Tufts University
     Christopher Tomo    
     Biology

  United States Air Force Academy    
     Mihiri Fernando
     Systems Engineering    

  United States Air Force Academy
     Luca Valenti
     Aeronautical Engineering

  University of Arizona
     Sarah Stamer
     Astronomy & Physics    

  University of California, Berkeley
     Cooper Jacobus
     Astropyhsics

  University of Central Florida
     Olivia Bitcon
     Physics/Mathematics    

  University of Central Florida
     Luis Santori
     Physics/Mathematics    

  University of Central Florida
     Samantha Stoltz    
     Biology    

  University of Chicago
     Steven Labalme
     Mathematics

  University of Colorado Boulder
     Keala Gapin    
     Chemical & Biological Engineering

  University of Colorado Boulder
     Alexandra Sasha Gladkova
     Aerospace Engineering

  University of Illinois
     Curtis Althaus
  Chemistry & Astrophysics

  University of Illinois
     Braden Moore
     Nuclear, Plasma, Radiological Engineering:
     Plasma Concentration; Engineering Physics:
     Nuclear Physics

  University of Kansas
     Audrey Rips-Goodwin    
     Chemistry & Mathematics

  University of Kentucky
     Isha Chauhan
     Biology    

  University of Michigan
     Katelyn King    
     Biomedical Engineering & Robotics

  University of Minnesota
     Madelyn Blake
     Neuroscience

  University of Minnesota    
     Ronin Cosiquien    
     Genetics/Cell Biology

  University of Oklahoma
     Lucia Torres
     Electrical Engineering    

  University of Oklahoma    
     Hamilton Young    
     Biomedical Engineering    

  University of Rochester    
     Margaret Hoare
     Biochemistry

  University of Southern California
     Amanda Tse
     Pharmacology & Drug Development;
     Health Promotion &
     Disease Prevention Studies

  University of Texas at Austin
     Maanas Gupta
     Biomedical Engineering    

  University of Virginia
     Isabella Dressel   
     Environmental Sciences, Physics & Chemistry

  University of Washington
     Tara Young
     Biochemistry    

  University of Wisconsin
     Josh Baston
     Material Sciences & Engineering

  University of Wisconsin
     William Jarvis
     Astronomy/Physics

  Utah State University
     Gavin Morgenegg    
     Mechanical Engineering    

  Virginia Polytechnic Institute -
     and State University
     Brandon Tapia
     Chemical Engineering

  Virginia Polytechnic Institute -
     and State University
     Lucy Waite
     Aerospace Engineering

  Washington University in St Louis
     Avital Isakov
     Chemistry


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