Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Chemistry Student Showcased to Alumni

Last spring, chemistry major Chris Warkentin applied for the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program.  He did not win the award, but did receive an honorable mention for his achievements.  This is a first for our campus.  Later that semester he received a SMART grant to research with chemistry professor Grace Muna over the summer.  Now a year later, Chris plans to apply for the Goldwater Scholarship again.  Armed with more research, more awards, and more education, his chances are good and we hope for the best.  The full story about Chris' scholarship effort and research were highlighted in the 2015 Fall/Winter issue of alumni-reaching Foundations magazine, which is also the source of the picture above (unfortunately the current issue is not yet online - please click here for a temporary link).