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Reed junior Scott Corry, of Clayton, Missouri, has received a Barry M. Goldwater scholarship for the 2000-01 academic year. This prestigious, competitive scholarship is designed to encourage undergraduates who have outstanding potential to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. The award, which covers expenses for tuition, books, room and board, and fees, was created by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, of Springfield, Virginia. This year 309 scholarship winners were selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,176 students nationwide nominated by their colleges or universities.

Scott Corry is a mathematics major with a strong interest in mathematical physics, particularly differential geometry. This summer he will be doing research in differential geometry at Tulane University in a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program sponsored by the National Science Foundation. He spent last summer doing research on complex dynamical systems in an REU program at Cornell University. Corry was also a National Merit Scholar in 1997. He plans to travel for a year after graduating from Reed, before continuing his research in mathematics in graduate school.

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation was established by Congress in 1986 to honor the late Senator Barry M. Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate. 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. The foundation is supported by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Fund, which has been established by the United States Treasury.

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