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Biomedical and Health Sciences Engineering Student Anthony M. Kyu has been awarded this year’s Astronaut Scholarship. It is awarded to students in their junior and senior year of college studying science, technology, engineering, or mathematics, with the intent to pursue research or advance their field upon completion of their final degree. In the 2020 Astronaut Scholar Class, Anthony is the only NC student selected among 56 scholars from 41 universities across the country.

Anthony has a particular interest in prosthetics and robotics. He is currently the Vice President of NC State’s Cybathlon Team, leading the design of a prosthetic leg for the Cybathlon Competition coming this September 2020. He is also the Chief Technology Officer of the NC State chapter’s Helping Hand Project and has been part of the design team responsible for 3D printing hundreds of body-powered upper-limb prosthetics for children with upper-limb differences.

After he graduates, Anthony plans to pursue an MA in Electrical Engineering to gain further knowledge and advance the field of robotics and prosthetics. As part of this scholarship, he will be presenting his work at the Scholars Technical Conference in Washington, D.C., where he will meet fellow scholars, company sponsors, and astronauts. Anthony will be assigned a mentor as well, who is either a scholar alumni, C-suite executive, or former astronaut. Congratulations Anthony on this award! For more information about the 2020 Astronaut Scholar Class, visit the Foundation’s official website here.

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