Undergraduate Studies Office

Materials Science and Engineering Senior Wins Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Kendell Pawelec one of 29 students to receive prestigious scholarship from a pool of 800 applicants

February 22, 2010

Materials science and engineering senior Kendell Pawelec, of Howell, Mich., has been named a 2010 United States Gates Scholar and will pursue her doctorate at the University of Cambridge.

“During my search for the perfect graduate school, I became intrigued by the history and academic excellence offered by Cambridge,” said Pawelec, MSU’s third Gates Scholar and the only 2010 such scholar in the Big 10. There were about 800 U.S. applicants, according to Cambridge University.