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William Robin Lindemann '11 Wins Prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

William Robin Lindemann ’11, was recently awarded a Goldwater Scholarship, one of the most prestigious undergraduate science awards in the U.S. Lindemann is a senior at Iowa State University, majoring in Materials Engineering and Mathematics.

The Goldwater Scholarship is a very competitive and prestigious award given to undergraduate sophomores and juniors that covers some costs of tuition, fees, books, and room and board for students that show stellar academic performance and research credentials. Lindemann’s impressive academic record includes publishing a paper on the topic of organic solar cells and the materials used in their production, a field he is currently conducting research and writing several other articles in.

“I had to work very hard to get to this point,” Lindemann said of this recognition. “Without the help from a lot of people – both at IMSA and at my university – I never could have succeeded. I’m very lucky to have received the support and the opportunities that I did.”

Lindemann plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Materials Science and ultimately lead a team researching bioceramics and other biomaterials.