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Greg Ottino
Undergraduate Physics Major Greg Ottino

Greg Ottino Awarded Goldwater Scholarship

Sophomore physics major Greg Ottino has been selected as one of four New Mexico recipients of the 2015 Goldwater Scholarship. He is the first UNM student to receive the scholarship since 2009.

The Goldwater Scholarship is a merit award set up by Congress in 1986 in honor of the late Senator Barry M. Goldwater. Available to science, math, or engineering undergraduate majors, the Goldwater provides up to $7,500 for each of the remaining years of study.

Greg's career goal is to achieve a PhD in Physics with an emphasis on experimental high energy and nuclear physics, and afterwards conduct research as a university faculty member.

Congratulations Greg! Read the article here.

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