Barry Goldwater Scholarship Foundation

Barry Goldwater Scholarship Foundation The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry M. Goldwater.

Kudos to Audrey Coleman and Alyssa Greig, 2020 Goldwater Scholars from Univ. of New Hampshire! https://www.unh.edu/unhto...
05/20/2020
Getting the Gold

Kudos to Audrey Coleman and Alyssa Greig, 2020 Goldwater Scholars from Univ. of New Hampshire! https://www.unh.edu/unhtoday/2020/05/getting-gold?fbclid=IwAR2FZdPHMlBaGsdGbpS9lKONE3OhoRASFIWTF-WBGHRtIy88vr44HTZUdxE

Alyssa Greig ‘21 and Audrey Coleman ‘21 will receive assistance with their college expenses next year as recipients of Goldwater Scholarships, considered the nation’s premier undergraduate honor for science, math, engineering and technology (STEM) majors.

CSUF highlights 2019 Goldwater Scholars Denyz Melchor and Kimberly Lopez-Zepeda! http://libraryblogs.fullerton.edu/2020/...
05/19/2020
Titans Read @ Pollak Library: Meet Denyz Melchor & Kimberly Lopez-Zepeda

CSUF highlights 2019 Goldwater Scholars Denyz Melchor and Kimberly Lopez-Zepeda! http://libraryblogs.fullerton.edu/2020/05/18/titans-read-pollak-library-meet-denyz-melchor-kimberly-lopez-zepeda/?fbclid=IwAR18eq1vG5hGrEqcisSM4qIqA0pstf8kOV9ew8Yc57Xs8h7EC3Z8qOmGYug

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Kudos to 2020 Goldwater Scholar Max Bjorni! Santa Clara University junior Max Bjorni ’21, a double major in neuroscience...
05/18/2020

Kudos to 2020 Goldwater Scholar Max Bjorni! Santa Clara University junior Max Bjorni ’21, a double major in neuroscience and biology, is one of this year’s 396 Goldwater Scholars, and will receive a $7,500 scholarship to help fund his undergraduate education.
Established by Congress in 1986, the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation recognizes the nation’s top college sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, engineering, and mathematics.
“I am truly honored to receive a Barry Goldwater Scholarship, and am eager to demonstrate my potential as a scientist,” Bjorni says. “It feels great to know that others view my research experiences at Santa Clara University as promising indicators of the future impact I can have.”
Bjorni credits much of his development in research to his work with Lindsay Halladay, assistant professor of psychology. Since his first quarter at Santa Clara, he says the Halladay lab has provided experiences that are essential to his future career, including learning advanced lab techniques, troubleshooting experiments, and presenting at professional research conferences. Working alongside Halladay as a Gerald and Sally DeNardo Research Scholar, Bjorni has realized his love of research and his desire to pursue it as a profession.
Bjorni also attributes much of his academic success to Santa Clara University’s smaller class sizes, which allow students more interaction with professors.
“I've been able to develop more meaningful relationships with my professors than I otherwise would have if I was sitting in a lecture hall with hundreds of other students,” says Bjorni. “So many of the professors I've had truly care about the intellectual and professional development of their students. They are phenomenal teachers.”
After graduation next year, Bjorni intends to pursue a Ph.D. in neuroscience, to research the biological mechanisms that underlie neurological disorders such as chronic neuropathic pain. He also hopes to teach a range of introductory and advanced neuroscience and biology courses at the university level.
He also hopes to teach a range of introductory and advanced neuroscience and biology courses at the university level.
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Kudos to the Dept. of Physics and Astronomy at Rutgers Univ.-New Brunswick and their Goldwater Scholars and Alumni!
05/11/2020
Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences

Kudos to the Dept. of Physics and Astronomy at Rutgers Univ.-New Brunswick and their Goldwater Scholars and Alumni!

A RUTGERS DYNASTY CONTINUES IN 2020

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rutgers University—New Brunswick can claim many honors. It’s one of the largest in the School of Arts and Sciences, and faculty members and graduate students are routinely recognized for research in diverse areas.

But what many may not know is that undergraduate students in the department have established a reputation of their own, winning the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship Barry Goldwater Scholarship Foundation 18 times, including the last 11 years in succession.

Check out the long list of winners from physics through the years and see what they are doing now.

05/07/2020
Astronaut Scholarship Foundation

Kudos to the Goldwater and Astronaut Scholars! Well done!

Five of the 52 Astronaut Scholars from the 2019 Astronaut Scholar Class were also named 2020 Barry Goldwater Scholarship Foundation Scholars. We would like to wish a big congratulations to Emily Thomas from The University of Oklahoma, Laurel White from Syracuse University, Jonathan Rodriguez from Tufts University, Jessika Baral from Washington University in St. Louis and Mitchell Wall from University of Wisconsin! #ASFScholarSpotlight #STEM

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Kudos to Pitt 2019 Goldwater Scholar Julia Driscoll on winning the 2020 NSF GRFP!
05/06/2020

Kudos to Pitt 2019 Goldwater Scholar Julia Driscoll on winning the 2020 NSF GRFP!

Congratulations to Julia Driscoll for receiving the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship! The Fellowship will fund a portion of her graduate studies in organic chemistry at the University of Chicago starting in the fall.

"I became interested in organic synthesis when I took an organic chemistry class at my high school. Growing up, I always wanted a career where I would be helping people, so I liked the idea of being able to use something that I was good at to help discover and improve new therapeutics while continuing to learn about a subject that I really enjoyed. This application was my first experience writing a project proposal rather than reporting the results of a project. I was able to use this to learn about a new area of organic chemistry that I’m interested in pursuing in graduate school as well as get early experience writing proposals," Julia says.

Congratulations to Goldwater Scholars Keller Blackwell, Savannah Cofer, Nikita Kozak, Rahul Nagvekar, and Maya Varma for...
05/05/2020

Congratulations to Goldwater Scholars Keller Blackwell, Savannah Cofer, Nikita Kozak, Rahul Nagvekar, and Maya Varma for winning the 2020 Knight-Hennessy Scholarship! Kudos to all the 2020 Knight-Hennessy Scholars! https://knight-hennessy.stanford.edu/program/scholars

Meet 2015 Goldwater Scholar Brandon Huy Pham!“Support from the Goldwater Foundation has inspired my ongoing research in ...
04/29/2020

Meet 2015 Goldwater Scholar Brandon Huy Pham!

“Support from the Goldwater Foundation has inspired my ongoing research in autoimmune pathogenesis and future career in science and medicine.”

Brandon Huy Pham, University of California, Los Angeles, 2015 Goldwater Scholar

In high school, I was drawn to the complexity of the immune system and its role as an essential defense against pathogens. The immune system, while crucial to protecting our bodies from microbes, can cause countless pathologies if improperly regulated. Inspired to learn more about this elegant organ system, I declared a major in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics upon matriculating into UCLA in Fall 2013 and joined Dr. Ram Singh’s autoimmune and tolerance laboratory at UCLA.

For four years, I investigated mechanisms underlying gender bias in autoimmunity with support from the Lupus Foundation of America, as one of six students nationwide selected for the Gina M. Finzi Student Fellowship. Through my work, I found that sex chromosomes modulate the composition of immune cells and their responsiveness to innate receptors, which in turn significantly alters immune responses. I presented these findings at various local and national conferences, including the American College of Rheumatology and American Association of Immunologist annual meetings. Although the discovery of new knowledge fascinated me, I wondered how these findings could translate to improved patient outcomes in the hospital.

While working as a stroke clinical research coordinator at UCLA Medical Center, I began to fully appreciate how medicine and research are deeply intertwined to improve the quality of human life. In the emergency room, I was surprised to find how few treatments existed for ischemic stroke patients. Current treatments, such as tissue plasminogen activator, have inherent risks and need to be administered within a constricted time window to be effective. To address the limitations of medicine, countless clinical trials are devoted to the advent of novel therapeutic interventions. The implication of life-long learning through science for the benefit of others drew me further toward medicine.

When I began medical school at Stanford, I continued related research by working on a project investigating a type of retinopathy caused by hydroxychloroquine, a drug commonly used to treat autoimmune disorders such as lupus. I became captivated by the array of innovative modalities for evaluating retinal health and the opportunity to uncover findings with exciting translational potential. My work has resulted in four published manuscripts, including two first-author papers in Retina and Documenta Ophthalmologica, and over a dozen oral and poster presentations at various local, national, and international meetings, including those hosted by the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Retina Society, and Macula Society. In the future, I hope to apply the skills I have gained through my research experiences to my future career in academic medicine.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, during which clerkship medical students were dismissed from clinical rotations, I worked with colleagues to secure blood donations and personal protective equipment for local hospitals, provide support remotely to clinic staff, and organize COVID-19 related research studies, with an emphasis on investigating how the management and outcomes of acute surgical conditions differ since the arrival of COVID-19 as compared to the pre-COVID-19 control period.

By supporting me in pursuing long-term, independent research, the Goldwater Foundation has helped me to unify my complementary passions in medicine and science. My work at UCLA, the Lupus Foundation of America, and Stanford has taught me the value of basic science research in advancing the medical field—one small discovery at a time. Over time, I have come to believe that the most meaningful difference I can make in society is by improving the quality of people’s lives through health.

Kudos to Towson University 2019 Goldwater Scholar Marella Schammel, a 2020 National Science Foundation Graduate Research...
04/27/2020
Chemistry major wins recognition, grant money for graduate research from NSF

Kudos to Towson University 2019 Goldwater Scholar Marella Schammel, a 2020 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow!

Marella Schammel, a chemistry major who has already won national recognition for her undergraduate research, won a grant that will support her as she works toward a Ph.D.

Kudos to 2020 Goldwater Scholar Allie Kreitman from Colorado College!
04/24/2020
Allie Kreitman ’21 Named a Goldwater Scholar • Colorado College

Kudos to 2020 Goldwater Scholar Allie Kreitman from Colorado College!

Colorado College’s Allie Kreitman ’21 has been named a 2020-21 Goldwater Scholar. The prestigious Goldwater Scholarship is given annually to sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue careers in the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering.

Congratulations to Rutgers University-New Brunswick 2020 Goldwater Scholar Tanvi Banota!
04/23/2020

Congratulations to Rutgers University-New Brunswick 2020 Goldwater Scholar Tanvi Banota!

Congratulations to Rutgers Cell Biology and Neuroscience major Tanvi Banota SAS Class of 2022 for winning a prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship Foundation Scholarship as a sophomore, which this year was given to fewer than 400 students across the entire nation majoring in the natural sciences, math, or engineering. Tanvi has been working in the lab of Pharmacology and Toxicology Professor Debra Laskin since high school.

Hear from Tanvi:

Studying at Rutgers:
I am an SAS Honors College and Douglass Residential College student majoring in Cell Biology and Neuroscience and minoring in Linguistics.

Research at Rutgers:
I work in Dr. Debra Laskin's laboratory in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. I first joined the lab as a high schooler as part of the Liberty Science Center Partners in Science Program in 2017 and have been working there since! The Laskin Lab focuses on investigating the macrophage-mediated inflammatory response in toxicant-induced pulmonary injury. I am incredibly thankful for my PI and my whole lab for the amazing research experience and wonderful mentoring!

Goals after Rutgers:
I plan on pursuing an MD/PhD dual degree in immunology and becoming a physician-scientist leader in academic medicine.

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Congratulations to Clemson University 2020 Goldwater Scholars Paul Marston Copeland, Shaoni Dasgupta, and Carson Wood! h...
04/22/2020
College of Science produces three Goldwater recipients for second year in a row

Congratulations to Clemson University 2020 Goldwater Scholars Paul Marston Copeland, Shaoni Dasgupta, and Carson Wood! https://newsstand.clemson.edu/mediarelations/college-of-science-produces-three-goldwater-recipients-for-second-year-in-a-row/?fbclid=IwAR0IwCa8e71FqAwvZN112z1ofaL-bg0eS3YDYmZ74MjVnwL5eDYuZ03-ZPc

Three College of Science undergraduates are recipients of the 2020 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, the premier and highly competitive national award for students who have the potential to advance research in mathematics, natural sciences and engineering.

Congratulations to UT Dallas 2020 Goldwater Scholar Jennifer Jenks!
04/22/2020

Congratulations to UT Dallas 2020 Goldwater Scholar Jennifer Jenks!

Congratulations to our student worker, Jennifer Jenks! She’s receiving the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship for her promising future as a leader in STEM research.

Jennifer is majoring in Neuroscience at The University of Texas at Dallas & plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Neurobiology after graduation. She wants to eventually research molecular and cellular factors that contribute to the development of neurodegenerative diseases.

Way to go, Jennifer!

Kudos to 2020 Goldwater Scholar Kaylee Meyers at Michigan Technological University!
04/22/2020
MTU Junior Kaylee Meyers Awarded Goldwater Scholarship

Kudos to 2020 Goldwater Scholar Kaylee Meyers at Michigan Technological University!

For the second consecutive year, a Michigan Tech student has been awarded one of the nation's most prestigious undergraduate research scholarships.

Congratulations University of Arkansas 2020 Goldwater Scholar Sabrina Jones! https://news.uark.edu/articles/52768/u-of-a...
04/21/2020
U of A Sophomore Named Goldwater and Amgen Scholar

Congratulations University of Arkansas 2020 Goldwater Scholar Sabrina Jones! https://news.uark.edu/articles/52768/u-of-a-sophomore-named-goldwater-and-amgen-scholar?fbclid=IwAR0pLLfeKe6h8vnLYQrfu6m4PqIAV7QHzWSGnZPz1OUQ9_3q9o3KFSVjS54

Sophomore honors student Sabrina Jones was named a 2020 Barry Goldwater Scholar, a prestigious award in the math, science and engineering fields. Jones is a Bodenhamer Fellow who is majoring in physics, psychology and Spanish and plans to pursue a career conducting clinical neuroscience research.

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Current Barry Goldwater Fellow Aaron Sandoval is one of the four junior trainees at #ISSCR2019 competing to break down their research in only one-minute. Take a listen to the episode, and vote!
We had a fantastic Goldwater Scholar get-together in San Francisco on July 13th! We ate at Dumpling Time, visited the Google Building, and ate some authentic sourdough. I'm so glad to be a part of this incredible community. Thank you to everyone who came to our event: Eleanor Wang - 2019 Addison Roush - 2019 Brian Garcia Rodriguez - 2016 David Russell - 2018 Jihee Yoon - 2017 Mark B De Los Santos - 2019 Philippe David - 2018 Daniele Moro - 2018