NMSU Goldwater Scholar Testimonial

[The Goldwater Scholarship] is a big deal for me, not because I care about the money, but because it is like a ticket for graduate school and will be helpful for all the rest of the things I will apply for.

-Lindsay Redman

 

Redman was selected from a pool of more than 1,100 mathematics, science and engineering students nominated for the scholarship. Fewer than 275 students from across the nation were awarded Goldwater Scholarships.

“The Goldwater scholarship is specific to the STEM fields, and the fact that we’ve had recent success shows we have some outstanding students who are beginning to receive national recognition,” Mark Andersen, director of the Office of National Scholarships who assisted Redman in her application, said. “NMSU is a wonderful training ground for students in the STEM field.”

For Redman, one of the coolest parts of the award was seeing her name among the other scholars at some of the country’s top universities.

“It’s awesome to put NMSU’s name out there with all those other programs and show that you don’t have to spend a life savings on school to do well,” Redman said.

As Redman was a Sophomore when she received the Goldwater Scholarship, she was awarded her cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually for two academic years.

 

Goldwater Scholars of NMSU

2006

Brian S. Lusby
New Mexico State University
Major(s): Chemical Engineering
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering & conducting research at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in support of space colonization and become an astronaut

2007

Mohammad M. Ghassemi
New Mexico State University
Major(s): Electrical Engineering/Applied Mathematics
Career Goal: M.D./Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. Conduct research to develop components for an artificial human immune system.

Kwame T. Porter-Robinson
New Mexico State University
Major(s): Electrical Engineering/Applied Mathematics
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering & conducting research in the field of nonlinear control theory

2009 

Kellie Ann Jurado
New Mexico State University
Major(s): Biology/Psychology
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Molecular Biology/Endocrinology & conducting biomedical research associated with Endocrinology and teach at the university level

2012 

Charles Margarit
Institution: New Mexico State University
Major(s): Biochemistry
Career Goal: M.D./Ph.D. in Pharmacology. I want to be able to synthesize and study new drugs in order to cure diseases and improve quality of life.

2013

Lindsay Nicole Redman
Institution: New Mexico State University
Major(s): Biochemistry
Career Goal: Ph.D. in either Biochemistry or Radiochemistry & conducting research in biomedical science for the health industry

2015 

Chiann-Ling C Yeh
Institution: New Mexico State University
Major(s): Genetics & Biotechnology, Biology
Career Goal: My career goals are to obtain a Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics & conduct research in the field of biomedical genetics, and teach at the university level.