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What We and Our Students Have Accomplished

  • Shown from left to right are Goldwater award winners for 2022 : John Bussey, Kalli Stephens, and Thomas Ballinger. WSU Students Land 3 Goldwater Awards to Support STEM Research

    John Bussey, Kalli Stephens, and Thomas Ballinger have received $7,500 awards to support their education, said April Seehafer, director of the WSU Distinguished Scholarships Program. Prestigious, nationally competitive Goldwater awards are given to high-achieving undergraduates intending to pursue careers in math, the natural sciences, or engineering (STEM) “WSU has established a strong set of Goldwater awardees over the years, and the addition of this year’s recipients reinforces that tradition,” said Seehafer.

    <img loading="lazy" class="alignright size-thumbnail wp-image-6373" src="https://s3.wp.wsu.edu/uploads/sites/50/2022/06/goldwater-recipients-2022_1068w1068h-198x198.jpg" alt="Shown from left to right are Goldwater award winners for 2022 : John Bussey, Kalli Stephens, and Thomas Ballinger." width="198" height="198" srcset="https://s3.wp.wsu.edu/uploads/sites/50/2022/06/goldwater-recipients-2022_1068w1068h-198x198.jpg 198w, https://s3.wp.wsu.edu/uploads/sites/50/2022/06/goldwater-recipients-2022_1068w1068h-396x396.jpg 396w, https://s3.wp.wsu.edu/uploads/sites/50/2022/06/goldwater-recipients-2022_1068w1068h-792x792.jpg 792w, ... » More …

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  • Fulbright 2022 recipients Amethyst Freibott and Annie Lu. WSU Fulbright Awardees Bound for Hungary to Teach, Research

    Washington State University math major Annie Lu and alumna and staff member Amethyst Freibott have received Fulbright awards to research and teach, respectively, in Hungary, the Distinguished Scholarships Program said. “Both Annie and Amethyst have detailed plans for their Fulbright experiences that start this fall, and they will be excellent ambassadors in Hungary for both WSU and the U.S.,” said April Seehafer, DSP director.

    PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University math major Annie Lu and alumna and staff member Amethyst Freibott have received Fulbright awards to research and teach, respectively, in Hungary, the Distinguished Scholarships Program said.

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  • Nife Shola-Dare, 2021 finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship for West Africa. WSU Alumna Nife Shola-Dare Finalist for Rhodes-West Africa Scholarship

    Washington State University neuroscience and Honors College alumna Oluwanifemi “Nife” Shola-Dare (Neuroscience ’21) has been recognized as a finalist for a Rhodes Scholarship for West Africa, said April Seehafer, director of the WSU Distinguished Scholarships Program. “Becoming a Rhodes finalist is an acknowledgement of my academic achievements and my career goals, and of the leadership roles I have held over many years,” said Shola-Dare.

    Nife Shola-Dare, 2021 finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship for West Africa. PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University neuroscience and Honors College alumna Oluwanifemi … » More …

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