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Meeting the Goldwater gold standard

Only the top science, math and engineering students in the country are considered for prestigious Goldwater scholarships, making it all the more impressive to find two UW-Eau Claire students listed among the 2015 winners.

Blugolds Elizabeth Stubbs and Sarah Kintner are among the 260 students awarded Goldwater scholarships for the 2015-16 academic year. Stubbs, a senior from Maple Plain, Minn., is majoring in materials science. Kintner, a senior from Suamico, is majoring in geology with a hydrogeology emphasis.

A third UW-Eau Claire student, Kelsey Steinke, received an honorable mention in the Goldwater scholarship program. She is a senior materials science major from Edgar.

UW-Eau Claire is one of just three public higher education institutions in Wisconsin and Minnesota to have students earn 2015 Goldwater scholarships. UW-Madison and the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities are the only other public schools in the two states to have students win the highly competitive scholarships this year.

Photo caption: Students receiving Goldwater recognition are, from left, Kelsey Steinke, Sarah Kintner and Elizabeth Stubbs.