Two Colorado College students, Ingrid Wilt ’17 and Sierra Melton ’18, have received Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mentions. The Goldwater Foundation is a federally endowed agency, and its Scholarship Program is designed to foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering.
Wilt, a chemistry major from Minneapolis, plans to pursue a Ph.D. in organic chemistry. She hopes to conduct research in drug design and organic synthesis and eventually teach at the university level.
Melton is a geology major and environmental issues minor from Boulder, Colorado. She plans to earn a Ph.D. in paleoclimatology or hydrogeology and conduct research on the effects of climate change on the Earth’s waters at an academic institution, government lab, or science museum.
“Colorado College strongly supports student-centered research,” says Associate Professor of Analytical Chemistry Murphy Brasuel, CC Goldwater faculty representative. “We are proud of the recognition our students receive both locally and nationally.”
CC students regularly receive recognition in the region for their research at the Colorado Springs Undergraduate Research Forum (CSURF), as well as nationally through organizations such as the Goldwater Scholarship.