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Release: May 10, 1999

Dubuque student wins 1999-2000 Scholz Award

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Anna Tauke, a University of Iowa sophomore from Dubuque, has been named the 1999-2000 recipient of the Paul D. Scholz Memorial Scholarship. Tauke, a UI Presidential Scholar and member of the UI Honors Program and Hawkeye Marching Band, is simultaneously working toward earning a degree from the College of Engineering in electrical and computer engineering and a degree from the College of Liberal Arts in physics.

The Paul D. Scholz Memorial Scholarship award was established in 1993 by the College of Engineering to honor the memory of the former associate dean and professor of mechanical engineering. It is given annually to a current undergraduate engineering student who best exemplifies the academic and personal qualities that Scholz represented, such as integrity, leadership and dedication to excellence.

The $1,500 scholarship is designed to provide recognition and support for a current undergraduate engineering student who expects to enroll in a graduate degree program in engineering and possibly become a professor of engineering. Tauke, who plans to pursue a career in teaching and research, was honored May 6 at the annual Student Recognition Luncheon.

Scholz, who died in 1992, served 25 years at the UI in such positions as associate dean, interim dean, acting chair of the department of biomedical engineering, and member of numerous committees. His many activities included 20 years service as faculty advisor to the local chapter of Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society and 12 years as advisor to the college's Associated Students of Engineering. He also co-directed the UI Summer Institute for Creative Engineering and Inventiveness, a program to encourage talented high school students to pursue careers in math, engineering and the sciences.

Applications for next year's award will be made available beginning Sept. 1. Further information about the award may be obtained by writing to Jane Dorman, Director of Admissions and Scholarships, College of Engineering, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242.