Two Miami students are awarded Astronaut Scholarships

Recently two Miami students were awarded scholarships from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF). The two students was Rachel Ollier, a chemical engineering major from Beavercreek, Ohio and Rosie Ries, a physics and geology double major.
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Ollier working in a lab                                                     

These two seniors were among the 52 students selected from 40 universities to receive this award. The scholarship is worth up to $10,000 for the 2019-2020 academic school year.

The Astronaut Scholarship is one of the most significant merit-based monetary scholarships granted to undergraduate juniors and seniors in STEM fields. It is given to students that intend to pursue research or advance in their field upon the completion of their final degree.

To be eligible for this award students must be nominated by a faculty member, entering their senior year or junior year, and be enrolled in one of the 40 participating schools that the foundation supports.

Both Ollier and Ries are amazing examples of Miami STEM students, and we are so proud of their accomplishments. After their graduation in May of 2020, they both will pursue a doctorate in chemical engineering and geophysics, respectively.

If you are interested in learning more about the ASF or how to become a Astronaut Scholar, please visit the ASF website for more information.

By Maggie Cavanaugh, CEC Communications Reporter