Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Elizabeth Paladin Named 2007 Goldwater Scholar


Elizabeth Paladin has been named a 2007 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar. Elizabeth is a sophomore at IUP studying chemistry. She is a part of the Robert E. Cook Honors College. She plans to pursue a Ph.D. in chemistry after graduation, aiming toward a career in pharmaceuticals. She enjoys participating in an independent research study with Dr. Heba Abourahma, examining co-crystal formation as a method of preparing active pharmaceutical ingredients. Elizabeth serves as the treasurer for the IUP American Chemical Society student affiliate, and is part of the IUP cello choir.

The Goldwater Scholarship (official site) is awarded annually to approximately 300 students in the natural sciences and mathematics, out of a pool of over 1,000 students. The selection committee looks for students who plan to pursue Ph.D. degrees in the sciences or mathematics, and develop careers in research. The award consists of $7,500 annually for up to 2 years, to cover school expenses. Sophomores or juniors are eligible to apply for the scholarship award.

This is the second Goldwater awarded to an IUP chemistry student in recent years. Tom Baker (BS '05) received one in 2004.

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