Three University of Colorado Boulder aerospace students have been named 2023 Draper Scholars.
The trio are among nearly 40 graduate students from across the country to earn the distinction. The three recipients from Smead Aerospace are PhD students Kristen Ahner, Laura Davies, Kian Shakerin.
Four other CU Boulder students were also named to the program, for a total of seven honorees from across the university.
The Scholars program provides recipients with the opportunity to work at Draper’s campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts, conducting research and contributing to programs in national security, space systems, biotechnology and strategic systems.
Scholars in the program are paired with a member of the Draper's technical staff and a university faculty advisor while they conduct research in fields of mutual interest.
Find out more about the Smead Aerospace winners below: