Three Barnard students have recently been named winners or have received honorable mention in the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship competition. The Goldwater Scholarship is the preeminent award for undergraduate science students in the United States. Its purpose “…is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified individuals” to the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. Approximately 300 scholarships are awarded nationwide each year to exceptionally promising sophomores and juniors who plan to go on for the Ph.D. Each award covers up to $7,500 in tuition and other expenses for up to two years of college. (I.e., sophomore awardees receive two years of funding; juniors, one year.) “The Goldwater Foundation is a federally endowed agency…” and the Goldwater Scholarship Program, honoring Senator Barry M. Goldwater, “… was designed to foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering.”
For further information, see www.act.org/goldwater
Caroline Gleason '12
Major: Biological Sciences
Hometown: Syracuse, NY
Career Goal: Ph.D. in molecular biology; research in the biomedical sciences.
Marissa Tremblay '12
Major: Environmental Science
Hometown: Chester, New Hampshire
Career Goal: Ph.D in geochemistry; application of geochemistry to problems in structural geology and paleoclimatology.
Sarah Alexander '12
Hometown: Wilmington, Delaware
Career Goal: Ph.D. in mathematics; research in geometry and math with visual aspects, applied mathematics