Story posted May 10, 2007
Johannes Strom '09 has been awarded a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. The scholarship was authorized by Congress in 1986 to honor Sen. Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate.
The purpose of the scholarship program is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified individuals in the fields of science, mathematics and engineering. Barry M. Goldwater Scholars are students who intend to pursue careers in those fields and are recognized as having outstanding potential.
Strom will pursue his interest in visual soccer goal recognition on a Sony four-legged robot through the global Robocup competition, which draws upon his studies as a computer science major.
Trustees of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation awarded 317 scholarships for the 2007-2008 academic year to undergraduate sophomores and juniors from the U.S.
The Goldwater Scholars were selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,110 mathematics, science and engineering students who were nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities nationwide. Virtually all of them intend to obtain a Ph.D. as their degree objective. Twenty-eight Scholars are mathematics majors, 223 are science and related majors, 54 are majoring in engineering, and 12 are computer science majors. Many of the Scholars have dual majors in a variety of mathematics, science, engineering, and computer disciplines.
The one and two year scholarships will cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year. In its nineteen-year history, the Foundation has awarded 5,202 scholarships worth approximately 51-million dollars.