May 1, 2023

Desire for research and discovery leads to Goldwater Scholarships for three Purdue students

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University juniors Jay Fazioli, Noelle Naughton and Abigail Soliven have been named 2023 Goldwater Scholars.

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship, which recognizes exceptional sophomores and juniors across the country, is the highest undergraduate honor of its kind. The scholarship program was created in honor of U.S. Sen. Barry Goldwater to encourage students to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, engineering and mathematics.  

Fazioli, of Los Altos, California; Naughton, of Westfield, Indiana; and Soliven, of Melbourne, Florida, are students in the John Martinson Honors College. Fazioli is studying cell, molecular and developmental biology. Naughton is studying biochemistry. Soliven is studying chemistry.

Read more on the Honors College website.

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