UMaine student Erin Victoria Carter has won a scholarship from the Barry M. Goldwater Foundation, according to a story in the Bangor Daily News. Carter, who is majoring in biochemistry and molecular/cellular biology, hopes to get a doctoral degree in immunology or molecular biology, and her career goal is to conduct AIDS or autoimmune disease research for a university or other research facility. There were 282 Goldwater scholarships awarded nationwide for the 2012-2013 academic year. The purpose of the foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields.
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