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Jeremy Gaison Named 2014 Goldwater Scholar and Matthew Parsons Recognized with Honorable Mention

April 07, 2014

Jeremy Gaison, physics and mathematics junior, has achieved national distinction as a recipient of the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. The Scholars were selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,166 mathematics, science and engineering students who were nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities nationwide. Jeremy plan to earn a PhD in Physics, conduct research in experimental particle physics, and teach at the university level.

Currently in his third co-op and under the guidance of Assistant Professor of Physics Michelle Dolinski, PhD, Jeremy is working in the EXO experiment in the search for neutrinoless double beta decay using liquid Xenon based detectors.

Matthew Parsons, physics junior, was recognized with a Goldwater Honorable Mention. Matthew's careerMatthew Parsons goals include pursuing a PhD in Plasma Physics and working in computational plasma physics as a part of the international fusion program.

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate. The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these fields.

Congratulations Jeremy and Matthew!