Two get 2014 Goldwater awards
UGA Honors students Tuan Nguyen and Amy Webster were named 2014 Barry M. Goldwater Scholars.
Nguyen is a junior from Douglasville majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology as well as mathematics. He plans to pursue a combined M.D./Ph.D. degree with the ultimate goal of improving cancer diagnostics and treatment.
Webster is a junior from Kennesaw majoring in genetics and mathematics. She plans to pursue a doctorate in genetics with the goal of studying the processes that regulate gene expression while also teaching at the university level and promoting scientific literacy.
Nguyen and Webster are among a group of 283 recipients of the one- and two-year scholarships that recognize exceptional sophomores and juniors in engineering, mathematics and the natural sciences. UGA students have received the Goldwater Scholarship almost every year since the mid-1990s, bringing the university’s total of Goldwater Scholars to 46.
The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering. The scholarships cover the cost of tuition, fees, books and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year.
Learn more at http://www.act.org/goldwater.