Undergrad NSCL Researchers Nominated for National Scholarship
NSCL undergraduate Han Setiawan is among four researchers studying STEM-related fields have been nominated by Michigan State University for the nationally competitive Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.
Setiawan works as a research assistant for the NSCL. He earned a first place award for his poster presentation at UURAF. Setiawan also participated in a National Science Foundation undergraduate research experience over the summer at Northwestern University.
He is a Gates Millennium Scholar, and the recipient of the Harold and Helen Tolles Scholarship.Setiawan works as a research assistant for the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory. He earned a first place award for his poster presentation at UURAF. Setiawan also participated in a National Science Foundation undergraduate research experience over the summer at Northwestern University.
Originally from Indonesia, Setiawan moved to the United States in 2010 and graduated from the Early College Program at Lansing Community College.
“My research career goal as a nuclear experimentalist is to conduct research using heavy-ion collision experiments to improve our understanding of nuclei far from stability,” Setiawan said.
The Goldwater Foundation seeks scholars committed to a career in science, mathematics or engineering who display intellectual intensity and who have the potential for significant future contribution in their chosen field. MSU has produced 42 Goldwater Scholars since the scholarship program was established by Congress in 1986.
The scholarship provides funding for undergraduate tuition and living expenses.
The four MSU nominees are: Honors College junior Laura Azouz, who is majoring in chemical engineering in the College of Engineering; Honors College junior Kiera Fisher, who is majoring in biomedical laboratory science in the Lyman Briggs College; and Honors College junior Hananiel Setiawan, who is majoring in physics in the College of Natural Science; Honors College junior Thomas Grubb, who is majoring in mathematics, advanced in the College of Natural Science and economics in the College of Social Science. Grubb worked as a professorial assistant for NSCL as a freshman. In 2014, he performed research on mathematic patterns and statistics as part of the MSU Undergraduate Research Institute in Experimental Mathematics.
The National and International Fellowships and Scholarships Office, administered by the Honors College, helps interested undergraduate and graduate students to pursue major national and international opportunities by providing information and direct support throughout the competitive application processes.
“The opportunity to conduct research that these undergraduates have been given is key to preparing them for their chosen careers in science and engineering,” said Cynthia Jackson-Elmoore, dean of the MSU Honors College. “Michigan State University is proud to nominate these exceptional students for the Goldwater Scholarship.”
More information on the nominees can be found on the Honors College website.