Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop (TVIW) is proud to announce the winners of the 2018 Scholarship Program.

Following a competitive process with many high-quality applicants with intriguing essays, three students were chosen as the recipients of the 2018 scholarships. With the support of Baen Books, Rob and Ruann Hampson, and The Vershall Roy Trust, TVIW will award these deserving students two undergraduate scholarships and one graduate scholarship.

Our winners are:

Bhuiyan Rifat al hadi – Bhuiyan will be going to Georgia Institute of Technology in the fall, majoring in engineering. While he is in general Engineering at present, he is looking at Artificial Intelligence as a more specific field. He hopes to continue on to graduate school after his bachelors degree. His winning essay can be read here.

Crestienne DeChaine – Crestienne will be attending the University of Virginia. She attended the Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) program, which continued her lifelong fascination with rockets. She hopes to contribute to space exploration through Chemical Engineering. Her winning essay can be read here.

Patrick Gray – Patrick is our graduate student winner. He will be attending Duke University, working on a PhD in Marine Science and Conservation. His research will look at developing coordinated robotic frameworks in support of marine science and to prototype technology for future space missions, systems that can operate autonomously in hostile environments. His winning essay can be read here.

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