In 1986, Congress established the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship program in honor of Goldwater’s 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate. Today, the program recognizes students who demonstrate significant promise in the sciences or in engineering by providing a $7,500 scholarship to students who intend to pursue careers in those fields.
Two undergraduate chemistry majors are among the three UW-Madison 2013 Goldwater Scholarship recipients:
- Brian Cornille, a junior, is an undergraduate researcher in the Skinner Group who is also majoring in engineering physics. He intends to pursue a doctorate in engineering physics or physics so that he can conduct research that works towards the grand challenge of developing fusion power.
- Joshua Shutter, a junior, is an undergraduate researcher in the McMahon Group. He hopes to pursue a doctorate in physical chemistry so that he can conduct research in molecular spectroscopy and teach at the university level.