May. 01, 2013

Aspiring scientist receives prestigious Goldwater scholarship

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Carrie Levinn '14 earned the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program for her senior year. It is the third consecutive year that a Geneseo student has earned one of the scholarships. /PHOTO BY KEITH WALTERS '11

For the third consecutive year, a Geneseo student has received one of the nation’s most prestigious scholarships for aspiring scientists.

Carrie Levinn ’14 is the 17th Geneseo student to earn the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program award for her achievement and potential in chemistry.

Levinn's research focuses on bio-organic chemistry and the study of natural products. Her dream is to earn a doctorate and teach chemistry at a major university. She’s also a member of several academic honor societies, captain of the indoor track and field teams, and helps fellow students in crisis as an emergency medical technician with Geneseo First Response. The award pays for tuition, fees, books, room and board  in her senior year, up to $7,500 per year.