Iowa Board of Regents

ISU graduate named Stanford Knight-Hennessy Scholar

A recent Iowa State University graduate has been named a Stanford University Knight-Hennessy Scholar.

Victoria Kyveryga, who just completed a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and chemistry at Iowa State at the conclusion of the spring 2024 semester, will begin a Ph.D. program at Stanford later this year as part of the prestigious program.

Stanford’s Knight-Hennessy Scholars program aims to develop an interdisciplinary community of future global leaders to address the world's complex challenges through collaboration and innovation. The program's level of prestige and competition rivals that of the world's most renowned scholastic awards.

Kyveryga, of Ames, is one of 90 scholars selected for the 2024 Knight-Hennessy cohort. Cohort members come from 30 countries and represent 60 U.S. and international undergraduate institutions. Kyveryga plans to pursue a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering at the Stanford School of Engineering. She aspires to apply defect-property relationships in semiconducting materials toward improving energy transmittance efficiency.

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