Scholars at SIU

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Scholars at SIU

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Madison Mcminn

Madison McMinn

Madison McMinn, a Chemistry major, received an honorable mention for the 2016 Goldwater scholarship for Math, Science and Engineering.  Madison is also the recipient of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Awarded to less than 10% of applicants, the NSF GRFP recognizes extraordinary students pursing graduate study in the STEM field. Past winners of this award include Nobel Prize winners and have gone on to make highly significant contributions to the field of science. Madison will graduate Spring 2019 and is currently planning on attending Northeastern University.  Read more

Nathan Colley

Nathan Colley

Nathan Colley, a Chemistry major from Staunton, IL, received an honorable mention award for the 2014-15 Goldwater scholarship for Math, Science and Engineering.

Edith Ortiz

Edith Ortiz

Edith Ortiz, a Math Education major from Joliet, IL, was named a 2013 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholar. She studied abroad in Chile and, upon her return, produced a bilingual educational video to promote study abroad programs.

Lee Stewart

Lee Stewart

Lee Stewart, a Political Science major from Dowell, IL, was named to the 2011 USA Today All-USA College Academic First-Team.

Jessica Stout

Jessica Stout

Jessica Stout, a Physiology major from Taylorsville, IL, was named to the USA Today All-USA College Academic First-Team.

Jordan Kabat

Jordan Kabat

Jordan Kabat, a Civil Engineering major from Waltonville, IL, was named to the 2011 USA Today All-USA College Academic Third-Team.

Derrek Langwith

Derrek Langwith

Derreck Langwith, a Linguistics major from Sparta, IL, was chosen to present his research at the 2011 "Posters on the Hill" in Washington D.C.

Jennifer Murray

Jennifer Murray

Jennifer Murray, a Political Science and Economics major from O'Fallon, IL, was named to the 2010 USA Today All-USA College Academic Team.

Lucas Pulley

Lucas Pulley

Lucas Pulley, a Mechanical Engineering major from Gibson City, IL, was named to the 2010 USA Today All-USA College Academic Team.

Andrew Dennhart

Andrew Dennhart

Andrew Dennhart, a Zoology major from East Moline, IL, was named to the 2010 USA Today All-USA College Academic Team. In 2009 he was selected as a recipient of Posters on the Hill competition.

Joe Batir

Joe Batir

Joe Batir, a Geology major from Channahon, IL, was named a 2008 Morris K. Udall Scholar, a 2009 Fulbright Scholar, and a 2009 USA Today All-USA College Academic Team Member.

Lisa Furby

Lisa Furby

Lisa Furby, a Mechanical Engineering major from Carbondale, IL, was named to the USA Today All-USA College Academic Team. She is also a 2009 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar Honorable Mention.

Sean Goodin

Sean Goodin

Sean Goodin, a Physiology and Philosophy major from Red Bud, IL, was named to the 2009 USA Today All-USA College Academic Team.

Chris Williams

Chris Williams

Chris Williams, a Civil Engineering major from West Frankfort, IL, was awarded a 2009 Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship and a 2009 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention.

Jared Burde

Jared Burde

Jared Burde, a Physics and Electrical Engineering major from Carbondale, IL, was awarded a 2008 Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship and a 2007 Barry M. Goldwater.

Erin Shanle

Erin Shanle, a Biochemistry major from Cobden, IL, was named a 2007 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar.

Fahran Robb

Fahran Robb, an Agricultural Information and Political Science major from Pinckneyville, IL, was named to the 2007 USA Today All-USA College Academic Honorable Mention Team and was awarded a 2007 Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship. In 2006, she was named to the USA Today All-USA College Academic Third Team and was named a Morris K. Udall Honorable Mention in 2005 and 2006.

Kathleen Lask

Kathleen Lask, a Physics and Mathematics major from Mendon, IL, was named a 2006 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar.

Austin Mohr

Austin Mohr, a Mathematics and computer science major from Marion, IL, was named a 2006 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar.

Donald Tempinson

Donald Tempinson, a Civil Engineering major from Lebanon, IL, won a 2005 "rising junior" scholarship from the Department of Homeland Security.

Teresa Gisburne

Teresa Gisburne, a Zoology major from Elmhurt, IL, was named a 2004 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar.

Ralphi Rechitsky

Raphi Rechitsky, a Sociology and Philosophy major from Northbrook, IL, was named a 2004 Morris K. Udall Scholar.