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April 1, 2011

UI students receives Goldwater Scholarship, Honorable Mention

Suzanne Carter, a student in the University of Iowa Honors Program and the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), has been awarded a 2011 Goldwater Scholarship, which covers the cost of tuition, fees, books, room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year for one or two years.

Carter, (photo, left) of St. Paul, Minn., is a junior mathematics and physics major in CLAS and is conducting research in the UI Department of Physics and Astronomy with Vincent Rodgers, investigating Chern-Simons and topologically massive Yang-Mills field theories. She plans to obtain a doctorate in mathematics for a research career in mathematical physics.

The Goldwater Foundation also honored UI student Ashley Angell (photo, right) with an honorable mention. Angell, a junior biochemistry student, also in CLAS, from Dunlap, Ill., plans to pursue a doctorate in neurobiology. She will conduct neurobiological research at the National Institutes of Health.  

The Goldwater Scholarship program, established by Congress in 1986 in honor of Senator Barry M. Goldwater, was designed to foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. The Goldwater Scholarship is the premier undergraduate award of its type in these fields.

Scholars are selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,095 mathematics, science and engineering students who are nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities.

Among this year's Goldwater Scholars nationally, 175 are men, 105 are women and virtually all of this year's recipients intend to pursue doctoral degrees within their chosen discipline. Twenty-four scholars are mathematics majors, 194 are science and related majors, 52 are majoring in engineering and five are computer science majors. Many of the scholars have dual majors in a variety of mathematics, science, engineering and computer disciplines.To view a full list of 2011 Goldwater Scholars, visit

For more information on the UI Honors Program, see

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500

MEDIA CONTACTS: Kelly Dauplaise Thornburg, UI Honors Program, 319-335-1874,; Lois J. Gray, University News Services, 319-384-0077,