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Beth Sorensen
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REED STUDENT RECEIVES GOLDWATER SCHOLARSHIP

Reed student Cheyenne Brindle, a junior chemistry major, has been named a Barry M. Goldwater Scholar for the 2001—02 academic year. This prestigious, competitive scholarship is awarded to undergraduates who have outstanding potential and intend to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or 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.

Cheyenne Brindle, who is from Salem, Oregon, is interested in bio-organic chemistry, especially as it applies to pharmaceutical design and development. In the summer of 2000 Brindle completed an internship in physical, organic, and environmental chemistry at Columbia University. After graduation, Brindle plans to attend graduate school in chemistry and then teach in a college or university or work for a pharmaceutical company.

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation was authorized by the United States Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry M. Goldwater, who had served his country for 56 years as a soldier and a statesman. The purpose of the foundation is to provide the nation with a continuing source of highly qualified mathematicians and scientists, as well as to encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. The foundation is supported by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Fund, which has been established by the United States Treasury. Including Brindle, Reed students have received 13 Goldwater scholarships since 1991.

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