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A Dream Takes Flight

Madison Maloney ’19 aspires to follow friend and mentor Christina Hammock Koch into space. Thanks to a prestigious Knight-Hennessy Scholarship, the NC State senior begins graduate studies in astronautics at Stanford this fall. When aerospace engineering major Madison Maloney was planning spring break of her freshman year at NC State, she decided to take a chance: She sent an email to her hero and inspiration, NASA astronaut and NC State alumna Christina Hammock Koch. Maloney was wondering whether, if she
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Two Park Scholars receive the Astronaut Scholarship

Ziad Ali ’19 and Madison Maloney ’19 are recipients of a 2018-2019 Astronaut Scholarship. Awarded to 50 scholars from 36 universities across the nation, the Astronaut Scholarship was established to aid the United States in retaining its world leadership in technology and innovation by supporting the very best and brightest scholars in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics while commemorating the legacy of America’s pioneering astronauts. Both students are Park Scholars in the Class of 2019, but they have carved individual paths
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Madison Maloney ’19 Receives Goldwater Scholarship

Madison Maloney of Greenville, N.C., a North Carolina State University junior majoring in aerospace engineering, has received a 2018 Goldwater Scholarship. Distributed by The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, the award includes up to $7,500 annually in eligible education expenses for college sophomores and juniors currently studying the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering in the United States who have potential to conduct research and plan to pursue research careers in those fields. Maloney was one of 211
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Media Mentions

The following Park Scholars, alumni, and faculty received media attention in recent weeks: