Junior awarded Goldwater Scholarship

by William G. Gilroy

University of Notre Dame junior Margaret Doig from Decatur, Ga., has been awarded a scholarship for the 2004-05 academic year from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.p. The Goldwater Scholarship is considered the premier undergraduate award of its type in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering. It covers the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year.p. Doig is among 310 students selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,113 students who were nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities nationwide.p. A mathematics major, Doig is enrolled in the honors mathematics sequence and the Seminar for Undergraduate Mathematical Research (SUMR). She also is majoring in philosophy.p. Doig is studying this year at Oxford’s New College. She was one of only 12 math majors in the United States chosen to participate in the Duluth Research Experience for Undergraduates last year and will be doing a research project this summer with a faculty member from the University’s mathematics department.p. After graduating from Notre Dame next year, Doig plans to pursue a doctorate in mathematics and conduct research in an area of pure mathematics, such as algebra or typology.p. The Goldwater Foundation is a federally endowed agency established in 1986 to honor the late Sen. Barry M. Goldwater. It is designed to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students intending to pursue careers in these fields.p.

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