CONTACT: GARY GALLUZZO
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0009; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: April 17, 2001
UI students win Goldwater Scholarships
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Shoshannah L. Roth of Iowa City, a junior chemistry/psychology
major in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts, and Karsten L. Temme
of Casper, Wyo., a junior biomedical engineering major in the UI College of
Engineering, have been named Goldwater Scholars for the 2001-2002 academic
year. Administered by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in
Education Program, Springfield, Va., the one- and two-year scholarships cover
the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500
Roth, a UI Presidential Scholar, plans to obtain a doctorate in organic
chemistry and pursue a career as an organic chemist. Temme is a UI Presidential
Scholar and vice president of the University of Iowa College of Engineering
chapter of Tau Beta Pi, a national engineering honor society. His plans include
continuing work toward a UI College of Engineering Technological Entrepreneurship
Certificate, earning a doctorate in biomechanical instrumentation, and pursuing
a career in the development of biomedical devices for industry.
The 302 Goldwater Scholars for the 2001-2002 academic year are sophomores
and juniors from the 50 states and Puerto Rico who were selected on the basis
of academic merit from a field of 1,164 mathematics, science, and engineering
students. The Goldwater Scholarship is the premier undergraduate award of
its type in these fields. All candidates for scholarships were nominated by
their college or university.
Established by Congress in 1986, the Goldwater Program is designed to provide
opportunities for outstanding U.S. students with excellent academic records
and demonstrated interest in, and potential for, careers in mathematics, the
natural sciences, and engineering.
The program honors the late Senator Barry M. Goldwater, who served his country
for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years spent representing
Arizona in the U.S. Senate.