Two students awarded Goldwater Scholarships

    Sophomore Kelly Hallinger and junior Ashwin Rastogi were two of 317 U.S. sophomores and juniors honored by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, according to the Office of University Relations. The Goldwater scholarships cover tuition, fees and room and board up to $7,500 per year. Hallinger, a biology major, studied the effect of mercury contamination on bird songs in the Shenandoah Valley, while Rastogi, a math and physics double major, worked with particle physics. The 317 Scholars were selected from a pool of 1,110 mathematics and science students across the country.


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