UANews: Former Astronaut to Present UA Student with Scholarship

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UANews: Former Astronaut to Present UA Student with Scholarship

Casey Mackin earned a 2012 Astronaut Scholarship.

By La Monica Everett-Haynes, University Communications | September 6, 2012

Having been raised in a household that had a working typewriter to now owning a Macbook and a custom-built desktop computer that runs Linux Ubuntu, Casey Mackin has lived to see tremendous technology acceleration in the world of computers.

Witnessing such technological expansion has helped shape Mackin's deep interest in computer technology and his intention to help advance the field while also informing aerospace technology.

"The impact computers have had on our lives has been tremendous. It's amazing to see how much the world has changed just in my lifetime because of computers," said Mackin, a University of Arizona electrical and computer engineering senior and undergraduate researcher working on a National Science Foundation-funded project.

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