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Mathematics students win NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and Goldwater Scholarship

July 2, 2010

Two outstanding Baylor students, who have been good friends growing up together in Lubbock, have recently won major national scholarships to continue their education.

Meaghan McNeill, who graduated in May 2010 as a double mathematics/biology major, has won a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. Meaghan will enter Rice University in the fall to pursue her Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering. For further information on Meaghan's successes and future plans, please see the recent Baylor news release.

Rachel Wilkerson, a junior University Scholar concentrating in applied mathematics and physics, won a prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. Rachel has just returned from Hungary where she participated in the highly competitive Budapest Semester in Mathematics. For more details on Rachel's achievements, please read the news item on the Baylor web page.