LSU student named prestigious Goldwater Scholar, three receive honorable mention
POSTED: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 3:00am
UPDATED: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 3:33pm
Baton Rouge, La — LSU junior Carl Sabottke of Baton Rouge has been awarded the prestigious, nationally competitive Goldwater Scholarship by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program, and sophomore Zachary Fitzpatrick of Holden, La.; sophomore Corey Landry of Denham Springs, La.; and junior Tiffany Lemon or Opelousas, La., received Honorable Mention. All four students are members of the LSU Honors College and LA-STEM Research Scholars.
“We are extremely proud of all four of these students for being recognized by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation for their academic achievements,” said LSU Chancellor Michael Martin. “These students are among the best in the nation, and we are pleased to see them taking advantage of the opportunities presented to them and applaud their hard work and commitment to pursuing careers in the STEM – science, technology, engineering and math – disciplines.”
The Goldwater Scholarship can be used to cover the cost of tuition, fees, books and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year.
Sabottke is chemical physics major with a perfect grade-point average in the College of Science. Sabottke, who will graduate from LSU in May 2013, hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in neuroscience and to conduct research in theoretical neuroscience and teach at the university level. His desire is to ultimately use theoretical and computational models to help improve clinical treatments for neurological and psychological disorders. He has a particular interest in improving models and treatments for obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Fitzpatrick is a biochemistry major with a perfect grade-point average in the College of Science. Fitzpatrick, who will graduate from LSU in May 2014, hopes to pursue an M.D./Ph.D. in neuroscience and to conduct translational research in neurodegenerative diseases.
Landry is a bioengineering major with a perfect grade-point average in the College of Engineering. Landry, who will graduate from LSU in May 2014, hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, conduct research in biomaterials and nanotechnology, and teach a service-learning design course focused on global health.
Lemon is a biochemistry major in the College of Science. She will graduate from LSU in May 2013 and hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in biomedical science and to conduct research, teach at the university level and develop programs exposing underrepresented students to science.
The Board of Trustees of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation awarded 282 scholarships for the 2012–13 academic year to undergraduate sophomores and juniors from the United States.