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Source: Rebecca Gould, 785-532-2298,

Friday, May 21, 2010


MANHATTAN -- Six Kansas State University international graduate students are receiving scholarships from the Konza and Manhattan Rotary clubs.

Students receiving $500 International Graduate Student Scholarships include:

Ting Wang, master's student in fine art-graphic design, China.

From India: Aashima Khosla, doctoral student in biochemistry, who is investigating the regulatory role of a putative lipid-binding domain termed START; Subhojit Sinha, master's student in regional and community planning; and Ananda Swamy, doctoral student in grain science and industry, who is working on using a by-product of ethanol and converting it to a higher value product for the animal feed industry.

Govind Paneru, doctoral student in physics, Nepal, who is researching the development of new technology that will allow him to directly measure the redox current from signaling molecules that are released into single cellular adhesion sites; and Dimanthi Jayatilake, master's student in agronomy, Sri Lanka, whose research is on genetic characterization of wheat genes' resistance to scab infection.

Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. The International Scholarship program is one way that Rotary International can foster international understanding and friendship, said Rebecca Gould, co-chair of the scholarship committee for the Konza and Manhattan Rotary clubs and director of K-State's Information Technology Assistance Center.