Honors and Undergraduate Research has announced that four outstanding undergraduates have been selected as official University Nominees for the 2012 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, to be awarded in early April.The nominees are Austin Baty, a senior Physics and Math double-major, Yen Nan-Lin, a senior Chemistry major, Kate Stuckman, a senior Electrical Engineering major, and Alex Waldrop, a senior Physics and Math double-degree student.
The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program is the United States’ premier undergraduate scholarship program for math, science, and engineering students.It recognizes approximately 300 students each year for their achievement and potential for significant contributions to their respective fields of research. Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to an annual maximum of $7,500.Goldwater Scholars go on to prestigious research careers in math, science, and engineering, and many later win such prestigious awards as the Rhodes Scholarship and Marshall Scholarships, as well as fellowships from the Hertz or National Science Foundations.
Since 2000, Texas A&M has produced 22 Goldwater Scholars. In the 2011 competition, Genetics and Biochemistry double-major Matthew Grunewald was selected as Goldwater Scholar.Other recent notable Aggie Goldwater Scholars include Rhodes Scholarship finalist Andrew Matteson ’08, Hertz Foundation Fellow Luke Hunter ’08, and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship recipients Brian Sedio ’07 and Agustin Mohedas ‘07.
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