Bartlett Receives Goldwater Honorable Mention

Sunday, March 30, 2014

The Goldwater Foundation has recognized Alexandra Bartlett, a sophomore in chemical engineering, with an honorable mention in the Goldwater Scholarship program.

Bartlett of Clive, Iowa, also is pursuing a degree in finance.  She is conducting research with Allan Guymon, professor and departmental executive officer of chemical and biochemical engineering, that utilizes polymers to create biocompatible scaffolds that allow the differentiation of stem cells to aid in the treatment of age related macular degeneration.

She plans to continue exploring nanotechnology throughout her undergraduate career and beyond with the intention of promoting cross-disciplinary solutions to address genetic diseases.

The Goldwater Scholarship program was established by Congress in 1986 in honor of Senator Barry M. Goldwater, to challenge and support outstanding young scholar researchers who are pursuing careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  The Goldwater is the premier undergraduate award of its type in these fields.