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Scholarship Gift Honors Engineering Mentors
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
By Sara O'Leary
University of Iowa Foundation
The gift from Ko-Chang and Maria Pan of Fort Myers, Fla., creates two scholarship funds: the Ko-Chang and Maria Weiyi Liu Pan Engineering Scholarship, and the Dr. Royce E. and Shirley N. Beckett Engineering Scholarship.
The latter is named in honor of Royce Beckett, a former UI engineering professor, and his wife, Shirley, of Davenport, Iowa, who served as strong mentors to Ko-Chang and Maria as they pursued their degrees at the UI.
Ko-Chang received a Ph.D. degree in mechanics and hydraulics from the UI in 1969. Maria received a Master of Science degree in mathematical statistics from the UI in 1967.
Both scholarships will be awarded annually, and candidates must meet requirements set forth by the college.