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2021 Class of Astronaut Scholars

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2021 Astronaut Scholars

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) is proud to welcome the 2021 Astronaut Scholar Class. This year ASF has awarded 60 scholarships to students from 44 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.


  Sauviz Alaei
     University of Minnesota
     Physics, Mathematics

  Irene Antony
     Washington University in St Louis
     Neuroscience

  Gabriela Blanchard
     Colorado School of Mines
     Chemical Engineering

  Kayli Bolton
     University of Kentucky
     Biology

  Jacob Bushey
     University of Virginia
     Environmental Science and Chemistry

  Terelle Cadd
     Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
     Aerospace Engineering

  Owen Chase
     Pennsylvania State University
     Astronomy and Astrophysics, Statistics

  Chelsey Chen
     Johns Hopkins University
     Biophysics

  Eva Damon
     United States Air Force Academy
     Electrical and Computer Engineering

  Lauren Davis
     Clemson University
     Bioengineering

  Reese Dunne
     Mississippi State University
     Mechanical Engineering

  Jamila Eatman
     Spelman College
     Environmental Science Dual Degree Engineering

  Kinor (Kori) Eliaz
     Colorado State University
     Electrical Engineering

  Shane Flandermeyer
     University of Oklahoma
     Electrical Engineering

  Jay-Miguel Fonticella
     Tufts University
     Biology

  Rohin Gilman
     Louisiana State University
     Mathematics, Computer Science

  Katelyn Groenhout
     Georgia Institute of Technology
     Chemical Engineering

  Mikayla Harris
     Morgan State University
     Biology

  Riley Havel
     University of Central Florida
     Physics

  John Haviland
     University of Michigan
     Mathematics

  Teddy Hsieh
     University of Texas at Austin
     Chemistry and Electrical Engineering

  Brooke Hursh
     Florida Institute of Technology
     Astronomy and Astrophysics

  Spencer Hurt
     University of Colorado Boulder
     Astrophysics

  Justin Kao
     University of Illinois
     Mechanical Engineering

  Benjamin Kash
     University of Chicago
     Chemistry, Molecular Engineering

  Maxwell Kazman
     Georgia Institute of Technology
     Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

  Hope Kirby
     Miami University (Ohio)
     Microbiology

  Joseph Kirchhoff
     Purdue University
     Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering

  Cosmas Kravaris
     Texas A & M University
     Mathematics and Statistics

  Madison Lang
     University of Rochester
     Biomedical Engineering

  Qianyun (Lexi) Luo
     University of Wisconsin
     Biochemistry and Statistics

  Madison Marsh
     United States Air Force Academy
     Physics

  Alexandra Masegian
     University of Chicago
     Astrophysics

  Leena Mathur
     University of Southern California
     Computer Science,
     Cognitive Science,
     Linguistics

  Alexander Metcalf
     Syracuse University
     Aerospace Engineering

  Julian Moreno
     University of Kansas
     Aerospace Engineering

  Brian Murphy
     Florida Institute of Technology
     Planetary Science

  Margaret Nelson
     Auburn University
     Aerospace Engineering

  Orion Ning
     University of California, Berkeley
     Physics and Mathematics

  Syamantak Payra
     Massachusetts Institute of Technology
     Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

  Roberto Peralta
     University of Arizona
     Mechanical Engineering, French Language

  Kaveh Pezeshki
     Harvey Mudd College
     Physics, Physics and Computers Option

  Vaishnavi Phadnis
     Massachusetts Institute of Technology
     Biology

  Nathan Pharis
     University of Minnesota
     Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics

  John Putziger
     Purdue University
     Chemistry

  Ryan Rahman
     Texas A & M University
     Biology

  Grace Robertson
     Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
     Aerospace Engineering

  Kathleen Schmidt
     North Dakota State University
     Microbial Biology

  Angela Shar
     University of Central Florida
     Biomedical Sciences

  Mariah Shobande
     North Carolina Agricultural and
     Technical State University
     Biomedical Engineering

  Gage Siebert
     University of Wisconsin
     Physics and Mathematics

  Abigail Sipes
     Purdue University
     Biochemistry

  Britain Steele
     Mississippi State University
     Aerospace Engineering

  Jonah Stiel
     University of Kansas
     Chemistry

  Benjamin Thomas
     Louisiana State University
     Computational Math and Biological Engineering

  Mitchell Ticoras
     Ohio State University
     Molecular Genetics

  Carter Vu
     University of Washington
     Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering

  Mason Weems
     Colorado School of Mines
     Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

  Noah Wolfe
     North Carolina State University
     Physics and Math

  Lily Zhang
     Massachusetts Institute of Technology
     Physics; Earth, Atmospheres
     and Planetary Studies


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