Two University at Buffalo engineering students have been selected to receive prestigious national scholarships. Christopher Llop, a junior double major in electrical and industrial engineering, was named a 2009 Morris K. Udall Scholar, while Claire Lochner, a sophomore electrical engineering major, has been named a 2009 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar.
Llop was selected as a Udall Scholar on the basis of his commitment to a career in the environment, his leadership potential and academic achievement. He is the fourth student in the past four years from UB to be awarded the Udall scholarship. The Goldwater Scholarship is awarded to sophomores and juniors who have outstanding potential and intend to pursue advanced degrees in mathematics, the natural sciences or engineering. Lochner is one of 320 scholars chosen from 1,097 candidates from across the United States.
In addition, Anny Caceres, a junior at UB pursuing a degree in pharmacology and toxicology, was recognized by the Goldwater Foundation with an honorable mention, while Emily Bauer, a junior pursuing a biological sciences degree with an environmental design minor, was a finalist for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship. Read more.