Tulane University student Johanna Marjorie Nevitt has been awarded a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship for the 2008-2009 academic year. This scholarship provides up to $7,500 per year for educational expenses to sophomores and juniors who"ve been nominated by their faculty and who display intellectual curiosity and possess potential for significant future contributions in their chosen field of math or science.
Nevitt, from Aptos, Ca., is a junior geology major in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science. She is a member of the Tulane Geology Club, the New Orleans Geologic Society, and the Tulane-Newcomb Choir. Nevitt is currently working on an independent study with Tulane professor TorbjÃÂ¶rn TÃÂ¶rnqvist and post-doctoral fellow Frank Li that assesses long-term wetland stability in relation to relative sea level rise in coastal Louisiana. Her research will culminate in an honors thesis which she plans to complete next year.
The Goldwater Foundation is a federally endowed agency established in 1986. The Scholarship Program honoring Senator Barry M. Goldwater was designed to foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. The Goldwater Scholarship is the premier undergraduate award of its type in these fields.