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Four Oberlin Students Win Goldwater Scholarships

by Betty Gabrielli


 

MAY 2, 2003--"We made a clean sweep," says Manish Mehta, assistant professor of physical chemistry, when he learned that four Oberlin students had been named 2003-2004 Goldwater Scholars.

Only four students can be nominated by a school for this scholarship, the premier undergraduate award of its kind in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering.

Lead Image: Goldwater Scholarship
left to right:
Keith Hanson '05, Christopher Macklin '04, Ian Biringer '04, Erik Talvitie '04

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation selected Oberlin students, Keith Hanson '05, Chris Macklin '04, Ian Biringer '04, and Erik Talvitie '04 from an applicant pool of more than 300 undergraduates nationwide.

With four winners, Oberlin tops its previous high of three recipients in 2000. The College also is one of only two colleges and ten universities, including Harvard and Princeton, to have four winners.

The scholars were selected on the basis of their academic merit from a field of 1,093 mathematics, science, and engineering students who were nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities nationwide. The one and two year scholarships will cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board for up to a maximum of $7,500 per year.

 

 

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