Stanley Chan awarded 2015 Astronaut Foundation Scholarship


Stanley Chan has been awarded a 2015 Astronaut Foundation Scholarship in the amount of $10,000.  

Scholarships are awarded annually and are assigned on the basis of academic merit, program of study, and an identified desire to lead the advancement of scientific knowledge by technology. 

Chan is a senior in chemical engineering at Penn State and a member of Manish Kumar’s Biomimetic Materials Engineering lab. As a chemical engineering student, Chan has served as an engineering ambassador and has interned with Procter & Gamble Corporation. He is currently interning with the 3M Company.

In his spare time, Chan is actively involved in several independent projects, all of which involve engineering, technology and the advancement of scientific education both inside and outside of Penn State. 

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation is a nonprofit organization created in 1984 to aid the United States in retaining its world leadership in science and technology. Scholarships are awarded to the best and brightest students in science, engineering and mathematics as identified by faculty mentors. 

Penn State is one of 28 universities selected nationally to participate in the foundations’ scholarships program. Universities considered by the foundation must have strong undergraduate and graduate research programs with histories of producing significant numbers of professional scientists, academic scientists, engineers and researchers.


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Stanley Chan, chemical engineering senior and Astronaut Foundation Scholarship recipient



The Penn State Department of Chemical Engineering, established in 1948, is recognized as one of the largest and most influential chemical engineering departments in the nation.

The department is built upon the fundamentals of academic integrity, innovation in research, and commitment to the advancement of industry.

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