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Goldwater Scholarship awarded to Physics and Mathematics major, Jasen Scaramazza

Date: March 31, 2011

Description:

Jasen Scaramazza (class of 2012) was awarded a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship for his theoretical Physics research with Dr. Hong Ling.  Currently in Paris doing a semester study abroad, Jasen has a double-major in Physics and Mathematics at the University.  This prestigious award will cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year.

This is the second Goldwater award to a student from the Physics Department (Andrew Robertson '07). Lucas Willis (Physics '08) received an Honorable Mention in his sophomore and junior years for his work with Dr. Michael Lim.  Robert Booth (Physics ‘09, Math'09) also received an Honorable Mention.

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry M. Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate.  The purpose of the Foundation 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 (description courtesty of the Act, Inc. website, www.act.org).