Dan Griffith '07 Awarded Goldwater Scholarship
Chemistry Major Hopes to Pursue Career in Research
March 29, 2006
Daniel Griffith '07 has been named a Barry M. Goldwater Scholar for the 2006-07 academic year. The scholarship is the premier national undergraduate award in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering. Hamilton College students have won seven Goldwater Scholarships since 2000.
Goldwater Scholars were selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,081 mathematics, science and engineering students who were nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities nationwide. This year 323 scholarships were awarded. 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 or engineering.
A chemistry major at Hamilton, Griffith plans to pursue a research career in the field of organic synthesis. He received a Merck/AAAS Summer Research grant in 2005. He is a member of the varsity golf team, the Newman council, and the Scrabble club, and he has hosted a sports talk show on WHCL, Hamilton's student radio station. He also was a trip leader for Hamilton's alternative spring break in 2004, 2005 and 2006. Griffith is the son of Anne and Carl Griffith of Sidney, N.Y.