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Four juniors named Goldwater Scholars

Four Princeton juniors have received Goldwater Scholarships, which are awarded to outstanding students interested in careers in mathematics, the natural sciences or engineering.

The awards were established by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation in honor of the former U.S. senator. The Goldwater Scholarship is considered the premier undergraduate award in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering.

The 2006-07 winners from Princeton are:

  • Tamara Broderick, a mathematics major from Parma, Ohio, who plans to obtain a Ph.D. in applied mathematics and to encourage promising students in the field of mathematics while conducting her own research;
  • Jonathan Charlesworth, a molecular biology major from Richmond, Va., who hopes to earn a Ph.D. in neuroscience and to discover innovative methods of observing brain activity that will explain the neural basis of fundamental cognitive processes;
  • Lester Mackey, a computer science major from Wheatley Heights, N.Y., who plans to pursue a Ph.D. in computer science and conduct research in algorithmic analysis and computational complexity to help enable more efficient distribution of digital information; and
  • Julie Wu, a molecular biology major from Marlboro, N.J., who will seek an M.D./Ph.D. in molecular biology and will study critical biomedical issues by combining approaches from physics, chemistry, computer science and biology.

They are among 323 sophomores and juniors nationwide to be awarded 2006-07 Goldwater Scholarships. The one- and two-year scholarships will cover the cost of tuition, fees, books and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year.

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