April 12, 2018 -- Lauren Lesiak, (a double major) in chemistry and biochemistry, from Lincoln, Nebraska, and Mark Nail, a mechanical engineering major from Leawood, Kansas, received honorable mention recognition for the Goldwater scholarship. Both can reapply next year. Of the four applications that the university was allowed to submit, three students were recognized.
Lesiak has worked in the lab of Clifford Stains, assistant professor of chemistry, since she was a student at Lincoln High School. She plans to pursue a doctorate in chemistry, with aspirations to teach and conduct research in chemical biology at a research university.