Archive for Thursday, May 7, 1998


May 7, 1998


Two Kansas University graduates, who received degrees last May, have been named 1999 National Science Foundation graduate fellowship winners, KU officials announced this week.

Sarah Storms, a civil engineering graduate and current graduate student in engineering from Bridgeton, Mo., and Scott Williamson, a mathematics and systematics ecology graduate from Olathe, have each received three-year NSF fellowships that will provide about $24,500 for each year of graduate study.

This summer, Storms will be an intern with an engineering inspection crew for the new National Football League stadium in Nashville, Tenn.

After graduation last spring, Williamson took a part-time research assistant job in New Hampshire with the New Hampshire Audubon Society. Following that, he took a part-time job in Australia with a University of Chicago scientist studying the behavior and mating systems of the fairy wren.

Five additional KU students received honorable mention: Erin O'Bryan, linguistics graduate, Matthew Schwakopf, KU senior in civil engineering, Ward Tucker, graduate student in biochemistry, Christopher Waters, genetics graduate, and Brian Wilhite, KU senior in physics.

-- Matt Gowen's phone message number is 832-7222. His e-mail address is

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