Penn State mechanical engineering student Ian Rivera earns Astronaut Scholarship

June 2, 2023

By Sean Yoder

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on Penn State News. It features Ian Rivera, undergraduate student in mechanical engineering at Penn State. It also mentions Herschel Pangborn, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and aerospace engineering, and Jaqueline O’Connor, professor of mechanical engineering and director for the Center for Gas Turbine Research, Education and Outreach.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Ian Rivera, a third-year Millennium Scholar from Caguas, Puerto Rico, majoring in mechanical engineering in the Penn State College of Engineering, has earned a 2023 Astronaut Scholarship.  

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