November 22, 2011
Local student receives scholarship from WSU
Ram Kandasamy, the son of Sivagami and Ramiah Kandasamy, of Sammamish, was awarded a $1,000 Auvil Undergraduate Scholars Fellowship by the University College at Washington State University.
Students receiving the award must be prospective, novice or experienced researchers and should have an identified faculty mentor.
Kandasamy graduated from Skyline High School in 2008. He plans to graduate from WSU in May 2012 with degrees in neuroscience and psychology.
At WSU, Kandasamy was the recipient of the WSU Alcohol and Drug Abuse Grant and the WSU Psychology Department Grant.
Local student receives physics research grant
Daniel Giles, of Issaquah, a junior physics major at Westminster College, in New Wilmington, Pa., received an undergraduate research grant from Westminster’s Drinko Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.
Giles’ project, “Sights of the Changing Universe,” is conducted under the supervision of Dr. Thomas Oberst, Westminster assistant professor of physics.
Giles is a son of Rhinee Yeung, of Issaquah, and a graduate of Issaquah High School.