Four St. Thomas students nominated for Barry M. Goldwater scholarships

Four St. Thomas students nominated for Barry M. Goldwater scholarships

Four students have been nominated to represent St. Thomas in national competition for the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater scholarships in mathematics, the natural sciences or engineering.

Nominated students and their essay titles are:

  • Nathaniel Brandt, junior, chemistry and mathematics majors: “Better Quenching Reagents for Photoinduced Electron Transfers of Pyrromethene Laser Dyes”
  • Joseph Dubis, junior, biology major: “Determination of Gene Expression Refractory Period in Synechococcus Elongates”
  • Lindsey Hines, junior, mechanical engineering and mathematics majors: “MPF Swimming as Applied to Underwater Robotics”
  • Christian Lytle, junior, physics and mathematics majors: Correcting the Galaxy-QSO Cross-correlation with Multiple-plane Gravitational Lensing”

The nominees were selected by the Goldwater Scholarship Committee, which consists of faculty from departments in the Division of Sciences and Mathematics and the School of Engineering.

Established by Congress in 1986, the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation operates an educational scholarship program designed to provide opportunities for outstanding U.S. students with excellent academic records and demonstrated interest in mathematics, the natural sciences or engineering careers. More than 300 scholarships are awarded nationally each year. The scholarships cover eligible expenses up to a maximum of $7,500 per year. A national committee will select and announce the winners in April.

Dr. Charlotte Ovechka is UST's Goldwater faculty representative.