Published: April 26, 2019 By

Congratulations to Ellen Considine for receiving a Goldwater Scholarship award for the 2019 – 2020 academic year! According to the Barry Goldwater scholarship website, Ellen, who is studying Mathematical Sciences, is striving to “advance the application of data science methods in environmental health monitoring, evaluation, and public policy implementation.” Ellen has full intentions of receiving a PhD in biostatistics.

The Goldwater Scholarship is highly competitive, and in order to compete for the scholarship, you must be passionate in doing research, have done research that is beyond routine lab or lecture experiments, and have a desire to be part of the next generation of creative research leaders. The program searches for the Nation’s most promising young researchers and rewards them with one of the most distinguished undergraduate awards in the Nation. Goldwater Scholars are beyond outstanding in that they have gained the attention of distinguished post-graduate fellowship programs, and alumni have gone onto “research that is helping defend the Nation, finding cures for catastrophic diseases and teaching future generations…” (Goldwater Foundation). Furthermore, some scholars have also been awarded Rhodes Scholarships, Churchill Scholarships, Marshall Awards, and Hertz Fellowships.

Ellen surely fits this description with her ambitions and goals, and the Applied Math Department extends their congratulations on this amazing achievement!

If you would like to learn more about The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, visit their website: