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Iowa State University student named a 2015 Goldwater Scholar

AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State University student Catherine Meis, Le Mars, has been named a 2015 Goldwater Scholar, the nation's premier undergraduate scholarship in mathematics, natural sciences and engineering. Meis is a third-year student, majoring in materials engineering with a minor in bioengineering.

Two other Iowa State students earned Honorable Mention in this year's competition. They are Samuel Schulte, a third-year major in biochemistry from West Des Moines, and Jered Stratton, a third-year major in genetics from Secor, Illinois.

The Goldwater recognizes students of outstanding potential who intend to pursue careers in research. This year, 260 Goldwater Scholars were selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,206 students who were nominated by college and university faculty nationwide.

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