Ethel Gene Kahmer Endowed Presidential Fellowship in Natural Sciences
Gene was a unique and independent woman, both a stay-at-home mom and a trophy-winning auto racer.
The Ethel Gene Kahmer Endowed Presidential Fellowship in Natural Sciences was created in November 2010 by Kristina E. Hill, who received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from The University of Texas at Austin in 1972. The endowment honors her late mother, Ms. Gene Kahmer, who raised her daughter to value education and independent thinking, which was ingrained in her at an early age.
“My mother was instrumental in fostering my education,” Kristina said. “The most fitting way that I can honor my mother is to ensure that individuals in the future will have the opportunity to learn and excel at their chosen career without a huge financial burden when they finish their studies.”
Gene was a unique and independent woman, both a stay-at-home mom and a trophy-winning auto racer. With her love for sports cars, she joined a racing club and entered auto rallies, where both she and Kristina picked up trophies for their expertise, navigation
During World War II, while traveling independently from Omaha to Panama to Alaska, Gene met Carl
The Ethel Gene Kahmer Endowed Presidential Fellowship will benefit graduate students in the College of Natural Sciences who have demonstrated leadership and shown interest in a career involving mathematics, physics, or chemistry, with