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WSU Students Land 3 Goldwater Awards to Support STEM Research

Shown from left to right are Goldwater award winners for 2021: India Dykes, Haley Morris, and Gunnar Sly.

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation has announced that Washington State University juniors India Dykes, Haley Morris, and Gunnar Sly have each received $7,500 awards for the coming year, said April Seehafer, director of the WSU Distinguished Scholarships Program. “Our three newest Goldwater awardees are outstanding science researchers who are working to advance knowledge in their fields. Receiving a Goldwater Scholarship acknowledges their dedication to pursuing an education and accomplishments in their area of specialization.”

Shown from left to right are Goldwater award winners for 2021: India Dykes, Haley Morris, and Gunnar Sly.PULLMAN, Wash.—The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation has announced that Washington State University juniors India Dykes, Haley Morris, and Gunnar Sly have each received $7,500 awards for the coming year, said April Seehafer, director of the WSU Distinguished Scholarships Program.

Prestigious national Goldwater awards are given to highly qualified undergraduates intending to pursue careers in math, the natural sciences, or engineering.

Dykes, a junior from Spokane, is majoring in bioengineering in the Voiland School of Engineering and Biosciences in the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture. Her mentors are Arda Gozen, Bernard Van Wie, and Anita Vasavada.

Morris, a junior from Issaquah, is in the WSU Honors College and majoring in biochemistry in the School of Molecular Biosciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine. Her mentors are Michael Konkel, John Wyrick, and Bill Davis.

Sly, a junior from Spokane Valley, is majoring in chemical engineering in the Voiland School of Engineering and Biosciences in the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture. His mentors are Min-Kur Song, M. Grant Norton, and Younghwan Cha. Sly is also in the WSU Honors College.

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WSU Sophomore Wins National Goldwater Scholarship for Junior, Senior Years

Goldwater 2020 winner Sean Thompson is shown using bioinformatics software to analyze data from the lab.

MEDIA CONTACT:  April Seehafer, Director of the WSU Distinguished Scholarships Program, 509-335-8239, seehafer@wsu.edu

Goldwater 2020 winner Sean Thompson is shown using bioinformatics software to analyze data from the lab.
Goldwater 2020 winner Sean Thompson is shown using bioinformatics software to analyze data from the lab.

PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University genetics and cell biology major Sean Thompson has been awarded the prestigious national Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship available to those intending to pursue careers in math, the natural sciences, or engineering.

The award will contribute $7,500 toward educational expenses, such as tuition and fees, for both the junior and senior years of the Woodinville, Wash., sophomore. The purpose of the Goldwater awards is to ensure that the U.S. “has the scientific talent it needs to maintain its global competitiveness and security.”

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Goldwater awards go to STEM students Goto, Gubsch, and Klappenbach

June 17, 2019

Media: April Seehafer, Distinguished Scholarships director, WSU Undergraduate Education, 509-335-8239, seehafer@wsu.edu

PULLMAN, Wash.—Two engineering and one science student at Washington State University have received prestigious, nationally competitive awards from the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program.

The students are seniors Courtney Klappenbach, a genetics and cellular biology and microbiology double major, and Kristian Gubsch, a chemical engineering major; and, junior Daniel Goto, the only student at WSU with a double major in electrical engineering and materials science engineering.

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Goldwater Scholarships for 2017-18 Awarded to Three WSU Junior Women in STEM Majors

Winners of Goldwater 2017 awards.

MEDIA: April Seehafer, Director of the Distinguished Scholarships Program, WSU Undergraduate Education, 509-335-8239, seehafer@wsu.edu

Mary Sánchez Lanier, WSU Assistant Vice Provost, 509-335-2320, sanchez@wsu.edu

Beverly Makhani, Director of Communications and Marketing, WSU Undergraduate Education, 509-335-6679, makhani@wsu.edu

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PULLMAN, Wash.—The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation has announced that Washington State University juniors Amelia Brown, Julianna Brutman, and Keesha Matz have each received $7,500 awards for the 2017-18 academic year. Goldwater’s are among the top, nationally competitive distinguished scholarships; they cover tuition, room and board, and fees.

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