Four NC State students win Goldwater Scholarships

April 9, 2012
By Bill Krueger

Four NC State students have been chosen to receive Goldwater Scholarships to help them pursue careers in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering. NC State was one of only four institutions (the others being the universities of Georgia, Kansas, and Nebraska) to have four recipients of the scholarships for sophomores and juniors.

brindaOne of the recipients, Brinda Monian, is a Caldwell Fellow, a program supported by the Alumni Association. Monian,who is majoring in chemical engineering and biochemistry, plans to pursue a Ph.D. in chemical engineering with an eye toward a career conducting medical research for applications such as biomaterials or tissue engineering. Monian is a member of the University Honors Program.

The other recipients from NC State are:

Richard Deans is a Park Scholar majoring in chemistry. He plans to pursue a Ph.D. in chemistry and conduct research in organic synthesis with biomedical applications as a principle investigator at a research-intensive university. Deans is a member of the University Honors Program.

Ian Thomas Hill is a Park Scholar who is majoring in biochemistry and polymer & color chemistry. He plans to pursue a Ph.D. in biochemistry or molecular biology and conduct research and teach at the university level. Hill is a member of the University Scholars Program.

Heidi Klumpe is  Park Scholar who is majoring in chemical engineering and English. She plans to pursue a Ph.D. in chemical engineering and conduct research in RNA engineering for therapeutics and teach at the university level. Klumpe is a member of the University Honors Program.

The one- and two-year Goldwater Scholarships cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year. The Goldwater Foundation is a federally endowed agency established in 1986 in honor of U.S. Sen. Barry M. Goldwater.

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