Student Wins Goldwater Scholarship

Erin Victoria Carter, a University of Maine biochemistry and molecular/cellular biology major, has won a prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.

Carter’s academic goal is to attain a Ph.D. in immunology or molecular biology and her career goal is to conduct AIDS or autoimmune disease research for a university or other research facility. She will be a senior this fall.

A native of South Berwick, Maine, Carter submitted a paper entitled, “Revealing Hidden Receptors: Uncovering fundamental vertebrate mechanisms of immunity to candidiasis.”

The Goldwater Scholars were selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,123 mathematics, science, and engineering students who were nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities nationwide. The one- and two-year scholarships will cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year.

The Scholarship Program honoring Senator 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.

Contact: Jessica Bloch, (207) 581-3777