Michigan Tech Chemistry Major Wins Goldwater Scholarship
A third-year chemistry major at Michigan Technological University has won a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. Peter Winegar is the 10th recipient of a Goldwater Scholarship in Tech’s history.
Goldwater scholarships—established by Congress to honor the late Arizona Senator and administered by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation—are based on academic merit, research experience and intent to pursue a career in science, engineering or mathematics. The purpose of the program is to provide a continuing source of highly-qualified scientists, mathematicians and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields.
Will Cantrell, associate professor of physics and Michigan Tech’s representative for the program, calls the Goldwater Scholarship the pre-eminent award for undergraduates in STEM. “It’s an achievement simply to be nominated; receiving the scholarship is held up as an exemplar,” he said.
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