She researched the intersection of artificial intelligence and cancer research.

“Receiving the Goldwater Scholarship, for me, confirmed that my passion for research is not misplaced.

The Goldwater Scholarships helped her get into a competitive graduate program, connect with other researchers, and completes meaningful work within her field. Ash agreed. Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Up to 300 scholarships are awarded each year to students who wish to pursue careers in math, science, engineering or medical research.

14 previous Goldwater Scholars graduated from Georgia Tech, LSU, Mercer University, Purdue University, University of Georgia, University of Illinois, University of Maryland, United States Military Academy, and Wake Forest University. She realized she was passionate about artificial intelligence and interned at NASA Glenn Research Center optimizing space communication systems with artificial intelligence algorithms. Director of Communication and Scholar Experience Through continuing to follow my passion for artificially smart systems, I hope to further highlight how LSU set up the environment for me to receive this scholarship and be at the forefront of my research.”. Stamps Scholars have also gone on to be awarded the Truman, Rhodes, Marshall, Knight-Hennessy, Churchill, and Schwarzman Scholarships. Junior Amanda Ash and sophomore Tyler Wilson, both pursuing physics degrees, received the Barry Goldwater Scholarship. Junior Amanda Ash and sophomore Tyler Wilson, both pursuing physics degrees, received the award March 27 along with 394 other college students from across the nation. Emory University had four while Mercer University had three. Newell is the president of the LGBTQ+ and ally organization Common Ground and co-chair of Rainbow Connection Committee, which helps faculty and staff make the university a safer and more affirming space for LGBTQ+ students. R-1 schools have doctoral programs with very high research activities. Two University of North Georgia (UNG) students felt surprised, humbled, shocked, and relieved after they learned they won the Barry Goldwater Scholarship. The 20-year-old from Woodstock, Georgia, said Feiden was instrumental in her application process. 9. "Now that I was awarded the Goldwater Scholarship, I'm more certain of myself and my future application to MIT," said the 21-year-old from Cumming, Georgia. "For me, writing a personal statement is like pulling teeth," said Ash, who applied for Goldwater twice. Outside of her research experiences, she is a ham radio operator, holding the highest-class license. She also performs oboe in university ensembles, plays on the women’s ultimate frisbee team, and is a member of Alpha Phi Omega, a co-ed service fraternity. Last summer, she participated in an NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates. “The Stamps community has welcomed, encouraged, and inspired me,” said Graham.