Amanda White Wins Goldwater Scholarship
March 31, 2010 —
Physics Junior Amanda White has achieved national distinction as a recipient of the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. Amanda was among 278 students chosen from 1,111 nominees who were recognized for success in math, sciences, and engineering. Goldwater Scholars have very impressive academic qualifications. Amanda's career goals include conducting research in the areas of extragalactic astronomy and cosmology, and developing new observational techniques for astronomers.
The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry M. Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate. The program was designed to foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in the fields of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering. In awarding scholarships, the Foundation Board of Trustees considered the nominee's field of study and career objectives and the extent to which that individual has the commitment and potential to make a significant contribution to his or her field.