Samuel Sanderson nominated for Goldwater Scholarship

Four undergraduate students have been nominated for the Goldwater Scholarship. The Goldwater Foundation seeks sophomores and juniors committed to a research career in STEM fields with the potential for significant future contribution in their chosen field. The award provides $7,500 per year in funding for 51 students for undergraduate tuition and living expenses. MSU has produced 52 Goldwater Scholars.

MSU’s nominees are:

  • Emily England, an Honors College junior majoring in materials science and engineering in the College of Engineering. She is from Winfield, Illinois and attended St. Francis High School in Wheaton, Illinois;
  • Victoria (Toria) Fex, an Honors College junior majoring in neuroscience, with a minor in bioethics in Lyman Briggs College. She is from Pleasant Lake, Michigan and attended Northwest High School in Jackson;
  • Samuel Sanderson, an Honors College junior majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology-biotechnology with a minor in pharmacology and toxicology in the College of Natural Science. He is from Lansing, Michigan and attended Bath High School; and
  • Zhan (Jenny) Zhan, a junior majoring in advanced mathematics in the College of Natural Science. She is from Rochester, Michigan and attended Rochester Adams High School.