A Miami University student is being rewarded for having his head in the clouds.
The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation is awarding Senior Dirk Auman a $10,000 scholarship. He's one of just 28 students nationwide to receive the honor. You have to be nominated by a professor and meet a host of criteria to qualify.
Auman is double-majoring in biochemistry and engineering physics with a minor in computer science.
Ira Flatow is the longtime host of NPR’s Science Friday, which airs at 2:00 every Friday afternoon on WVXU. He takes a few minutes to join our Dean Regas for this edition of Looking Up. He talks about how Science Friday got started, where his love of science came from, and what he hopes listeners take away from each broadcast.
Dr. Ian Tattersall is currently Curator Emeritus in the Division of Anthropology of the American Museum of Natural Historyin New York City. He is working on a project to document the major fossils in the human fossil record. He takes a few minutes away from his work to join Thane Maynard to discuss this project as well as his long-standing work on the science of what makes us human.