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CAS student received Barry Goldwater Scholarship

TAMPA, Fla. – An Honors College and College of Arts and Sciences student was awarded a 2014 Barry Goldwater scholarship.

Kaitlin Deutsch is a junior double majoring in environmental biology and environmental science and policy. She is one of three University of South Florida students to receive this scholarship.

“The Goldwater scholarship meant a lot to me even before I found out I had won,” Deutsch said. “The application made me put into words why exactly I was passionate about my research and my projected career path.”

Deutsch is studying the decline in honey bee colonies. After graduation, she plans to pursue a doctoral degree in conversation biology. Deutsch wants to eventually conduct biological research through federal or state conversation agencies or a university level institution.

“Ultimately, I am immensely grateful to my mentors, both at USF and at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, for all the opportunities I have been given and everything they have taught me,” Deutsch said. “With this scholarship, I can continue my research unimpeded over the next year, which I hope will be of value to my own development as well as the wider scientific community.”

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship is awarded to highly qualified college students pursuing research careers in science, mathematics or engineering. Based on merit and financial need, the scholarship is the premier award in the United States for undergraduates studying the sciences. Students are selected for their commitment to their research and potential to make a significant contribution to the sciences.


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Author: Jasmin Lankford