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Source: Richard Hayter, 785-532-5590, rhayter@k-state.edu

Thursday, April 23, 2009

K-STATE STUDENT FROM MCPHERSON SELECTED AS A TAU BETA PI SCHOLAR

MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's Katerina Voigt, junior in chemical engineering, McPherson, has been named a Tau Beta Pi scholar for the 2009-2010 school year.

Voigt receives a $2,000 scholarship from Tau Beta Pi, a national engineering honor society. Scholars are selected on the basis of scholarship, campus leadership and service, and promise of contributions to the engineering profession.

Voigt is a member of K-State's ChemE-Car team, which recently won first place in performance at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers' Mid-America Regional ChemE-Car Competition. She is a member of Tau Beta Pi and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. She also is president of Mentors for International Experiences and at-large member of the College of Engineering Ambassadors. She studied abroad in Graz, Austria, during the spring 2008 semester.