BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Two students in the University at Buffalo's
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have won prestigious
national Morris K. Udall and Barry M. Goldwater scholarships.
Christopher J. Llop of East Amherst, a junior pursuing a double
major in electrical and industrial engineering, has been selected
as a 2009 Morris K. Udall Scholar.
Claire M. Lochner of Williamsville, a sophomore pursuing an
electrical engineering major, has been selected as a 2009 Barry M.
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. The scholarship program is very
competitive; Llop is one of only 80 scholars selected from 510
candidates from across the United States. He is the fourth student
in the past four years from UB to be awarded the Udall
The Barry M. 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. The very competitive
program recognizes more juniors than sophomores; Lochner's
selection as a sophomore speaks to her excellent academic and
Anny Caceres of Puerto Rico, a junior at UB pursuing a degree in
pharmacology and toxicology, was recognized by the Goldwater
Foundation with an honorable mention. She is one of 175 students
honored with this distinction.
UB also had a finalist for a 2009 Harry S. Truman Scholarship --
Emily A. Bauer of Wayland, N.Y., a junior pursing a biological
sciences degree with an environmental design minor. That program
supports students preparing for careers in public service. Bauer is
one of 194 finalists selected from more than 600 candidates from
across the U.S.
The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive public
university, a flagship institution in the State University of New
York system and its largest and most comprehensive campus. UB's
more than 28,000 students pursue their academic interests through
more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree
programs. Founded in 1846, the University at Buffalo is a member of
the Association of American Universities.