Two students from the University Honors Program have been chosen as recipients of Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships. The prestigious awards recognize undergraduates who are academically gifted in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Qi Chen, Overland Park junior majoring in chemical engineering, and Lianna Dang, Shawnee junior majoring in chemistry, are KU’s Goldwater Scholars.
KU, with six Goldwater Scholars between last year and this year, is one of only 21 universities to have at least four Goldwater awards in the past two years.
Honors students continue to contribute to the University and campus with their leadership, character and academic abilities. Seven Honors students received University Awards, formerly known as the Chancellor’s Student Awards, this spring:
Hannah Bolton, Agnes Wright Strickland Award
Shannon Collins, Alexis F. Dillard Student Involvement Award
Matthew Moore, Caryl K. Smith Student Leader Award
Bernadette Myers, Class of 1913 Award
Cooper Nickel, Kathryn Nemeth Tuttle Student Scholar Award
Sida Niu, Class of 1913 Award
Megan Watson, Rusty Leffel Concerned Student Award