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Morgan Kelley, Outstanding Undergraduate – Chemical Engineering

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Morgan Kelley, Outstanding Undergraduate – Chemical Engineering

B.S.E in Chemical Engineering
Hometown: Glendale, Arizona
Graduated from Xavier College Preparatory high school in Phoenix

Morgan Kelley plans to pursue a career in the energy industry, seeking to “help create a more sustainable world by optimizing either energy harvesting or storage” and “hoping to use sustainable energy technologies to reduce our carbon footprint.”

Entry into that industry will come after her pursuit of a doctoral degree in chemical engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.

That opportunity was opened up when Kelley won a Barry Goldwater Scholarship, one of the most prestigious awards supporting undergraduate students in engineering, science or mathematics who aspire to earn a doctorate.

Four years ago she little imagined this is where she would be today. Coming out of high school, her path wasn’t clear.

“My mom told me to major in chemical engineering,” Kelly says. “Without any better idea, that’s what I did.”

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