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Aarti Patel receives 2021 Marion Alice Nye "Buzz" Barry Scholarship

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It is with great pleasure to announce Aarti Patel (ME major) as the recipient of the 2021 Marion Alice Nye “Buzz” Barry Scholarship. Ms. Patel’s impressive work experience, as well as extracurriculars, demonstrate her passion for and involvement with the aerospace engineering field. She has participated in two NASA-sponsored opportunities, has interned with Blue Origin where she is supporting the New Glenn Stage 1 team, and is currently interning with Airbus. Ms. Patel has also been an active member of the Pitt Rocketry team, serving as the Launch Chief Engineer, Vice President and Safety Lead, as well as a co-founding member and Recovery System Lead for the Mechanical sub-team.

After reviewing scholarship applicants, Senior Master Sergeant Puga of the 439th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron commended Ms. Patel’s “strong interest and ambitions toward aerospace” and that she has demonstrated strong “leadership traits in teams”. The MEMS Department would like to thank all external reviewers, in particular SMSgt Puga, for not only aiding in the review of all applications, but for his service to our country, and for his accomplishments in the engineering profession.