On Thursday, space shuttle astronaut Captain Daniel Brandenstein delivered a free public lecture in Coffman Memorial Union. Captain Brandenstein has flown four shuttle missions, logged over 780 hours in space, and commanded the maiden voyage of the Endeavour. He was inducted into the United States Astronaut Hall of Fame in 2003 and now serves on the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Board of Directors.
During his lecture, Captain Brandenstein presented Astronaut Scholarships to College of Science and Engineering students Scott Isaacson, a chemical engineering major, and Matthew Coudron, math and physics major. Both students are enrolled in the University Honors Program.
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The Astronaut Scholarship is worth $10,000 and is the largest merit-based scholarship awarded to science and engineering students it the US. The U of M is one of only 20 universities to partner with the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation to award these prestigious scholarships.
This is an awesome achievement. Congratulations, Scott and Matthew!