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November
2019

Columbia, MD and Washington, DC — November 18, 2019. The Universities Space Research Association (USRA) today announced the winners of the prestigious annual Distinguished Undergraduate Awards in keeping with its goal to recognize and develop promising future scientists in space-related disciplines. These awards honor outstanding undergraduate students in fields of aerospace engineering and space science through a competitive process. They are granted to students who tackle challenging questions in space research and exploration, particularly astrophysics and astronomy and engineering, demonstrate leadership abilities, and are poised to make significant contributions to their field of study.

2019 USRA Distinguished Undergraduate Award winners (left to right):--Kevin Ortiz Ceballos, 2019 Thomas...
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