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Clemson University student to be honored during Ga. Tech game Thursday. Clemson University student to be honored during Ga. Tech game Thursday.

Space shuttle astronaut Frank Culbertson will present a scholarship check to Clemson University student Brenden Roberts during Thursday's Clemson-Georgia Tech game.

Culbertson will present the $10,000 check from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation to Roberts.

Roberts is a senior from West Columbia pursuing dual degrees in physics and mathematical sciences and a minor in computer science.

As an undergraduate, Roberts conducted upper-atmosphere research using sounding rockets for data collection, contributed to the planning and experimental setup for several rocket launches and written programs designed to analyze the middle to upper regions of the atmosphere.

Roberts plans to pursue a Ph.D. in the physics of atmospheric studies or nonlinear dynamics.

The Astronaut Scholarship is the largest monetary award given in the U.S. to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) undergraduate college students based solely on merit.

Culbertson, a retired naval captain, joined the Astronaut Corps in May 1984 and flew three space shuttle missions. Culbertson was pilot of STS-38 on Atlantis and commanded STS-51 on Discovery.

He became Manager of the Shuttle-Mir Program in 1995 and managed nine shuttle docking missions over the next three years. He was deputy program manager of the International Space Station until assigned to the third expedition to the station in 2001 He commanded the station 117. Culbertson was inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame in 2010.


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