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Six AIAA Scholarships Awarded to Embry-Riddle Aerospace Engineering Students
Prescott, AZ, and Daytona Beach, FL, July 11, 2011
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is proud to announce that of 30 scholarships awarded for the 2011-2012 academic year by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), six went to Embry-Riddle students, the largest number distributed to students from any university.
The AIAA scholarship awards underscore Embry-Riddle’s growing national reputation in engineering. For the past 11 years, U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” report has ranked the university’s aerospace engineering program number one.
Four of the recipients are from Embry-Riddle’s Prescott, Ariz., campus, and two undergraduates from the Daytona Beach, Fla., campus received scholarships.
“The recognition accorded to our students by AIAA is a great honor and a result of their hard work and determination over the years,” said Ronald Madler, dean of engineering at the Prescott campus. “It is a testimony to the quality of our program and the quality of our students.”
“We feel very proud of our students being recognized for their accomplishments by AIAA. These awards will go a long way in advancing their future professional careers,” said Maj Mirmirani, dean of engineering at the Daytona Beach campus.
The scholarships were awarded to aerospace engineering majors Emilio Botero, Libin Daniel, Christopher Morrison, and Scott Neidrick, who are enrolled at the Prescott campus, and Branden Siegle and Harrison Wemple, who are majoring in aerospace engineering at the Daytona Beach campus.
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