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KU student wins Goldwater scholarship

March 31, 2011

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A Kansas University junior from Lawrence is the 48th KU student since 1989 to win the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.

Logan Wille, a physics major studying storage options for renewable energy, won the award. He is joined by Scott Mitchell, a Salina junior, who earned an honorable mention for the award.

Wille was one of 275 students nationally to win the scholarship, which is given to those studying science, engineering or mathematics. He hopes to continue his education and earn a doctorate degree in condensed matter physics and later become a teacher or researcher.

Mitchell is simultaneously completing a chemical engineering undergraduate degree and bioengineering master’s degree. He hopes to earn a medical and doctoral degree and research ways to identify multiple sclerosis before symptoms appear.

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