WINS PRESTIGIOUS GOLDWATER SCHOLARSHIP
- A University of Southern Mississippi senior has received recognition
as a Goldwater Scholar, a prestigious national scholarship program
established for future scientists, mathematicians and engineers.
a biochemistry major from Petal, is among 300 college and university
students in the United States who will receive a Goldwater Scholarship
for the academic year 2003-2004.
gives Southern Miss 12 Goldwater Scholars in the last 10 years.
The one- and two-year Goldwater scholarships will cover the cost
of tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of
$7,500 per year.
thinking of pursuing a medical Ph.D. so I can do research and practice
medicine," said Winters, who will intern this summer researching
at St. Jude's Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
Bateman, chair of the department of chemistry at Southern Miss,
said that Winters' selection is a special honor because "it's
a national competition and there aren't that many winners around
Bateman as "quiet and hard-working," Winters, 20, has
been a determined student since her arrival at Southern Miss, maintaining
a 4.0 GPA. "She basically started doing undergraduate research
the minute she walked through the door," Bateman said.
Scholars were selected on the basis of academic merit from a field
of 1,093 mathematics, science and engineering students nominated
by the faculties of colleges and universities nationwide. One hundred
sixty-one of the scholars are men, 139 are women, and virtually
all intend to obtain a Ph.D. as their degree objective.
scholars are mathematics majors, 210 are science majors, 45 are
engineering, and 12 are computer science-related majors. Many of
the scholars have dual majors in a variety of mathematics, science,
engineering, and computer disciplines.
is an asset to her department and to the University of Southern
said Robert Lochhead, dean of the Southern Miss College of Science
"She exemplifies everything the award represents."
have very impressive academic qualifications that have garnered
the attention of prestigious postgraduate fellowship programs. Recent
Goldwater Scholars have been awarded 50 Rhodes Scholarships (six
of the 32 awarded in the United States in 2003), 55 Marshall Awards
(eight of the 40 awarded in the United States in 2003), and numerous
other distinguished fellowships.
Foundation is a federally endowed agency established by Public Law
99-661 on Nov. 14, 1986. The scholarship program honoring Sen. 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.
PHOTOGRAPHER TO LEAD WORKSHOP, PRESENTATION MARCH 10
-- Award-winning wildlife photographer Tom Ulrich will lead
two photographic events at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory on
Wednesday, March 10.
He will present
a nature photography workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and then
a talk and slide show called "Wildlife Images 2003" at
7 p.m., both at The University of Southern Mississippi GCRL.
the evening event is free and will be held in the Caylor Auditorium
at GCRL. The veteran photographer will feature photos from his 2003
photographic safaris abroad and in North America. He will answer
questions and sign his books during the reception following his
fee for the all-day workshop is $50 per person, payable to GCRL.
Registration includes a continental breakfast, light lunch and snacks.
Participation is limited to 20. Though the workshop is geared toward
beginners, Ulrich tailors the experience to meet needs for all degrees
will definitely benefit from the workshop, but I always help the
more advanced get something out of it also," Ulrich said. "I
lead many photo trips and always find a wide range of levels."
participants do not need to bring their photographic equipment unless
they need an explanation about some aspect of their equipment.
a brief review of the principles of photography, relationships between
shutter and aperture settings, fundamental elements of composition,
use and timing of fill-in flash, digital versus film photography,
techniques of close-up photography, and a brief discussion of slide
etiquette, the photography business and marketing.
up in South Chicago, graduated with a degree in biology from Southern
Illinois University and taught for four years before launching his
career as a freelance photographer. He has supported himself with
nature photography for the past 29 years.
of more than 300,000 transparencies includes birds and mammals from
all over the world. His photographs have been featured in publications
such as National Wildlife, Audubon, National Geographic, Montana
Outdoors and Life.
He has published
six nature books, including Mammals of the Rockies, Birds of the
Northern Rockies, Once Upon a Frame and his 2002 release, Photo
Pantanal. Dr. William E. Hawkins, GCRL executive director, said
Ulrich brings the scientific and artistic worlds together.
his living photographing wildlife all over the world," Hawkins
sad. "He is an outstanding observer and a biologist. His approach
to photography is to capture his subjects exhibiting their natural
The GCRL is
home to the university's Department of Coastal Sciences, the Center
for Fisheries Research and Development, and the Gulf Coast Geospatial
Center. The J.L. Scott Marine Education Center and Aquarium is also
a unit of the laboratory. The GCRL is part of the Southern Miss
College of Science and Technology. For more information, call the
laboratory at (228) 872-4200.