Coleman Swaim ('18) & R. Hunter Wilson ('18) honored by Goldwater Foundation


We are very excited and proud to have two students honored by the The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation! Coleman Swain ('18) was selected as an 2017 Honorable Mention and R. Hunter Wilson ('18) was selected as a 2017 Goldwater Scholar. Goldwater Scholars are sophomore or juniors majoring in the natural sciences, mathematics and/or engineering and are selected based on academic merit.

Coleman Swaim (pictured below) works in Dr. Kokhan's lab. He plans on obtaining a Ph.D. in Biophysical Chemistry and would like to work in academia or industry.

R. Hunter Wilson (pictured below) works in Dr. Sumner's lab. He plans on earning a Ph.D. in Theoretical Chemistry and would like to teach and research at the university level.

All Goldwater applicants must first be screened and nominated by their institutions. Of the near 1,300 nominations, only 240 students were named Goldwater Scholars and 307 nominees were named Honorable Mention. Congratulations Coleman and Hunter; it's quite an honor!

Published: Friday, March 31, 2017

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

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