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School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Scholarships

Eugene L. Gochnauer Scholarship

  • Awarded to Electrical Engineering students
  • Recipient must have at least a 3.2 GPA
About the Donor

Eugene L. Gochnauer graduated from Washington State College in 1934 with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.  A gifted student, he also participated in athletics and in the drum and bugle corps as a percussionist.  He served in the Army ROTC program under student Colonel Edward R. Murrow.

Eugene enjoyed a successful career as a hydroelectric engineer, working on several dams in the Northwest:  Grand Coulee in Washington, Fort Peck and Hungry Horse in Montana, and Anderson Ranch in Idaho.  In 1959, he began his work on the construction of the New York State Power Authority Niagara Hydroelectric Project, and eventually became resident manager of the project. He retired in 1979. At 93, Eugene retains his interest in science through his continued membership as a senior life member of the IEEE.

The income from this fund shall be used to provide one or more undergraduate scholarships and/or graduate fellowships to students pursuing a degree in electrical engineering, and/or to support scientific research in the development of sources of energy (electric) that do not depend on depletable oil or coal.

To Contribute to This Fund

If you would like to make a gift to this scholarship fund, please contact:
Devon Anderson
Senior Director of Development
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science