Kent State undergraduates named 2019 Goldwater Scholars for science research
Two Kent State University undergraduate students have been awarded prestigious 2019 Goldwater Scholarships from the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. The foundation awards the scholarships annually to students studying mathematics, natural science or engineering. This year they awarded 496 scholarships, each for as much as $7,500 per year.
- Hayley Shasteen, a junior from Berlin Center, Ohio, is pursuing a dual degree in molecular and cellular biology and psychology. She hopes to eventually obtain a doctoral degree in cognitive neuropsychology and conduct research regarding cognitive impairment in patients with autoimmune diseases, with emphasis on systemic lupus erythematosus. For more information
Gracen Gerbig, a senior from Dover, Ohio, is studying cellular and molecular biology. She hopes to pursue a doctoral degree in microbiology, conduct research in infectious disease and eventually teach at the university level.