Three Union students have been awarded a Goldwater Scholarship, the premiere undergraduate award for students pursuing careers in mathematics, natural sciences and engineering.
Cameron Bechtold ’20, Jillian Guthrie ’21 and Charlotte Mineo ’21 were among the 1,223 students chosen nationwide out of a pool of 5,000 college sophomores and juniors from 443 academic institutions. Each will receive up to $7,500 to cover tuition, fees, books, and room and board.
Cameron Bechtold ‘20
Hometown: Middleburgh, N.Y.
Major: Environmental science
Activities: Campus Kitchens, Environmental Club, class vice president, Wold House Council; study away to Australia, Washington, D.C. and Louisiana
Career goal: Ph.D. in urban ecology; conduct research on ecological responses in cities and teach in higher education
Jillian Guthrie ‘21
Hometown: Templeton, Mass.
Major: Physics and mathematics
Minor: Spanish and Hispanic Studies
Activities: Society of Physics Students; Physics Help Center tutor, Wold House Council, Union College tour guide
Career goal: Ph.D. in computational physics; planning to work in higher education
Charlotte Mineo ‘21
Hometown: Canandaigua, N.Y.
Activities: Chemistry Club; COCOA House volunteer; Concordiensis; Louisiana mini-term
Career goal: Ph.D. in biochemistry; planning to teach in higher education and research plant biochemistry to better understand host-pathogen interactions at the molecular level.