The Astronaut Scholarship is a $10,000 prize awarded annually to Miami students in STEM, awarded this year to Jana Cable (MBI) and Avnika Bali (CHM). Each year, an astronaut visits Miami to present the award and give a public lecture. This year we are honored to host Charles Duke, Jr., Brigadier General, USAF, Retired. He was the lunar module pilot for Apollo 16, and the tenth and youngest person to walk on the moon.
As an aside, dinner with an astronaut is by far the best perk of any committee service (National Fellowships Committee)! Hope to see some of you at the lecture.