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Goldwater Scholar Cole Replogle
Honors student Cole Replogle pictured center. OSU students Chris Jones and Jeffrey Krall were also named Goldwater Scholars for 2019.
Three Oklahoma State University students have been awarded the 2019 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, one of the most prestigious national honors recognizing outstanding undergraduates who seek research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering.
Christopher Jones, Jeffrey Krall and Cole Replogle are OSU’s 22nd, 23rd and 24th Goldwater Scholars, respectively. They were selected from a field of over 1,200 applicants from 433 institutions nationwide. The one-and two-year Goldwater Scholarships cover tuition, fees, books, room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year. This is the first time in a decade that OSU has had three Goldwater Scholars selected in the same year.
The Honors College is proud to have another student added to the list of outstanding Goldwater recipients. Cole Replogle is a junior from Broken Arrow, majoring in mechanical and aerospace engineering with a minor in physics. Replogle’s research focus is on aircraft propulsion and developing systems independent of hydrocarbon fuels. Replogle also serves as a leader of organizations related to his discipline: Engineers Without Borders, CEAT Solvers (an organization he founded to encourage other undergraduates to become involved in research), Engineering Mentoring, Grand Challenges and a cooperative education experience at L3 Aerospace Systems in Greenville, Texas. Replogle plans to pursue a doctorate in aerospace engineering with a focus in propulsion.
Replogle's honors advisor is Honors College Program Coordinator, Ebonie Hill. Upon learning of Cole's most recent accomplishment, Hill remarked, "Cole is an incredibly bright and talented student, one whose aspirations and dreams will carry him far beyond these orange walls. I’m not at all surprised that Cole was named a Goldwater Scholar; his commitment to his studies and his work with our honors program have more than prepared him for this prestigious honor."
The Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation was established by Congress in 1986 to serve as a living memorial to honor the lifetime work of Sen. Barry Goldwater. Today, Goldwater alumni can be found conducting research that is helping defend the nation, find cures for catastrophic diseases and teaching future generations of scientists, mathematicians and engineers.