2020 Erik Gates Memorial Scholarship


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May 7, 2017
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The Selection Committee for the Tripoli Rocketry Association's Erik Gates Memorial Scholarship is pleased to announce that the 2020 recipient is Benjamin Walbaum, of Belvidere IL.

Benjamin is a Level 3 certified Tripoli member and will be a senior this year at Purdue University, majoring in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. He was President of the Purdue Space Program and has been the Propulsion Team Leader of the Purdue Space Program Solids Team for the last three years. During that time he held an introductory class in high power rocketry, resulting in a number of students obtaining their Level 1 certifications. His career goal is to help develop methods and strategies to reduce the cost of space travel, in order to permit students to have easier and less expensive access to payload capacity as part of a STEM curriculum.

Heartiest congratulations to Benjamin! :goodjob:

Best regards,
Terry McCreary