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Undergraduate STEM Researchers Nominated for Goldwater Scholarship

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Four undergraduate researchers studying STEM-related fields have been nominated by Michigan State University for the nationally competitive Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.

The Goldwater Foundation seeks scholars committed to a career in science, mathematics or engineering who display intellectual intensity and who have the potential for significant future contribution in their chosen field. MSU has produced 42 Goldwater Scholars since the scholarship program was established by Congress in 1986.

The scholarship provides funding for undergraduate tuition and living expenses.

The four MSU nominees are Laura Azouz, Kiera Fisher, Thomas Grubb, and Hananiel Setiawan:

Student Laura Azouz

Laura Azouz

Honors College junior Laura Azouz is majoring in chemical engineering in the College of Engineering.

Student Kiera Fisher

Kiera Fisher

Honors College junior Kiera Fisher is majoring in biomedical laboratory science in the Lyman Briggs College.

Student Thomas Grubb

Thomas Grubb

Honors College junior Thomas Grubb is majoring in mathematics, advanced in the College of Natural Science and economics in the College of Social Science.

Student Hananiel Setiawan

Hananiel Setiawan

Honors College junior Hananiel Setiawan is majoring in physics in the College of Natural Science.

The National and International Fellowships and Scholarships Office, administered by the Honors College, helps interested undergraduate and graduate students to pursue major national and international opportunities by providing information and direct support throughout the competitive application processes.

“The opportunity to conduct research that these undergraduates have been given is key to preparing them for their chosen careers in science and engineering,” said Cynthia Jackson-Elmoore, dean of the MSU Honors College. “Michigan State University is proud to nominate these exceptional students for the Goldwater Scholarship.”

More information on the nominees can be found on the Honors College website.

Cynthia Jackson-Elmoore via MSU Today

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