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Four Pomona Students Awarded Goldwater Scholarships

Four Pomona College students – Charles S. Hummel, Andrew G. Lytle, Paul J. Robustelli and Alan W. Tarr – are recipients of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship for 2005-06.

The scholarship program honoring Senator Barry M. Goldwater was designed to encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in mathematics, natural sciences and engineering. A Goldwater scholarship covers the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year.

Charles Hummel, a chemistry major from South Pasadena, CA, plan to pursue an M.D./Ph.D. in medicine and biochemistry, and then conduct research medicine and teaching at a university hospital. Andrew Lytle, a molecular biology major from West Bloomfield, MI, intends to earn a M.D./Ph.D. degree in immunology and work for a government research program or private corporation. Paul Robustelli, a chemistry major from Cross River, NY, plans to obtain a Ph.D. in physical chemistry or biophysics and become a professor at a major research institution. Alan Tarr, a pure mathematics/physics major from Moraga, CA, intends to attend graduate school in mathematics, preferably to study topology, and is considering a career in teaching or research.

This year 320 college sophomores and juniors throughout the United States received Goldwater Scholarships. Goldwater Scholars are selected annually on the basis of academic merit from a field of more than 1,000 students majoring in mathematics, science and engineering who are nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities nationwide. Colleges are allowed to nominate up to four students. For 2005-2006, Pomona is one of only 13 colleges that had all four of its nominees selected.

Pomona College, one of the nation’s premier liberal arts institutions, offers a comprehensive program in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Its hallmarks include small classes, close relationships between students and faculty, and a range of opportunities for student research.