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April 14, 2000
RELEASE ON RECEIPT

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OBERLIN COLLEGE JUNIORS WIN GOLDWATER SCHOLARSHIPS

 


OBERLIN, OHIO -- Oberlin racked up several "firsts" this year in the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship competition. Three of the four nominees, all juniors, received scholarships for their senior year--the College's highest yield of Goldwater Scholars to date, topping the previous high of two; four is the maximum number that an institution may nominate. The only other four-year college to receive three Goldwater scholarships this year was Pomona College.

"The Goldwater Scholarship program is a highly competitive national program," says Norman Craig, Biggs Professor in the Natural Sciences and campus advisor for the award. "This year's group of nominees had exceptional records of academic and research accomplishments."

This year also marks the first time that a geology nominee from Oberlin has won: receiving a scholarship for his senior year at Oberlin is junior Michael Cardiff, a major in geology and mathematics with an interest in the theory of plate tectonics.

Also Goldwater scholarship recipients are juniors Mark Kramer a physics major with an interest in astrophysics, and David Oertel, a major in chemistry and mathematics with an interest in molecular spectroscopy.

Daniel Kimmel, a major in neuroscience, who intends to do medical research in the area of brain function related to genetic disorders, received a honorable mention.

The Goldwater Scholarship program is a national program with an endowment established with funding from the U. S. Congress in honor of Barry Goldwater, former U.S. Senator and presidential candidate. This is the 12th year the program has awarded scholarships. They are given in the natural sciences and in mathematics and engineering for students with a strong commitment to doing graduate studies in these fields who have already done significant scientific research.

 

 

 

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