Astronaut Sam Gemar to present undergrad scholarship

October 22, 2014

William Green, a junior mechanical engineering major at the University, has been awarded an scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. He has conducted research with UR Professor Stephen Burns on ways to create optical elements with a 3-D printer, and last year was the usability project team leader on the Baja SAE team, which creates and builds all-terrain vehicles each year. “William possesses a rare combination of academic excellence, experience in hands-on engineering, imagination in research, and a desire to contribute to the University community,” said John Lambropoulos, chair of mechanical engineering and materials science and director of the materials science program. The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation award encourages students to aid the United States in retaining world leadership in science and technology by providing scholarships for college students who exhibit motivation, imagination and exceptional performance in these fields.