April 6, 2011
USU leads Utah in Goldwater scholarships
(Brian Maffly, Salt Lake Tribune) — Three Utah State University students have won the nation’s most prestigious scholarship for undergraduate science students, while a forth earned an honorable mention.
Physics majors Linsey Johnson and Brian Tracy and biochemistry major Brooke Siler are recipients this year of the award administered by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, named for the late Arizona senator and 1964 presidential candidate.
“Our students’ fantastic showing in this year’s competition demonstrates the commitment of our faculty to give students exceptional opportunities to get involved in hands-on research very early in their academic careers,” said a news release quoting Christie Fox, director of USU’s Honors program.
Under a program set up by Congress in 1986, the award, which carries a $7,500 scholarship, is reserved for sophomores and juniors who show exceptional achievement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. They are expected to pursue doctorates in these so-called STEM fields.
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