April 19, 2004
Awards and Honors
UCSC student earns prestigious Goldwater Scholarship
By Tim Stephens
UCSC undergraduate Tracey Kwong has been named a 2004 Goldwater Scholar
by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.
The Goldwater Scholarship is a prestigious national competition for
undergraduates in the fields of mathematics, science, and engineering.
The scholarships provide up to $7,500 per year for sophomores and juniors
from across the country to cover the costs of tuition, fees, and other
The foundation awarded 310 scholarships this year, selecting the scholars
on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,113 students nominated
by the faculties of colleges and universities nationwide. Another UCSC
student--Aaron Wolf, a junior majoring in physics and Earth sciences--received
an honorable mention in this year's competition.
Kwong is a junior majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology. She
has been conducting undergraduate research on methods of asymmetric
synthesis in the laboratory of Bakthan Singaram, professor of chemistry
and biochemistry. Kwong plans to continue her education in graduate
school and pursue a career in health-related research involving drug
discovery and development.
"She is an excellent student and has made valuable contributions
to our research. I am pleased to see her get this recognition,"
The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program
was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry Goldwater.
The purpose of the foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly
qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships
to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields.
Men's water polo players
|2003 Men's Water Polo Team, with co-coaches Randy Whitchurch
(far left) and Alan Cima (far right)
Seven UC Santa Cruz men's water polo players have been named to the
American Water Polo Coaches Association All-Academic Team. Team honors
represent those institutions whose combined team GPA is over 2.75. UCSC's
team has the highest team GPA in the nation among public universities.
Senior co-captains Mike Webb and Bryan McGarry were named to both
the Academic and Athletic All-American Teams. Additional information
is available online at GoSlugs.com,
the UCSC Athletics web site.
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