Scientist, social justice warrior, and physician. Those three job titles are the career aspirations of Purdue School of Science chemistry student Nora Gilliam. She's now one step closer to reaching her goal after being named a Goldwater Scholar. Gilliam is one of 396 undergrads chosen from more than 1,400 nominees across the nation.
The scholarship, established in 1986, honors Senator Barry Goldwater and is designed to encourage students to pursue research careers in natural sciences, engineering, and mathematics. It is offered to sophomores and juniors in college and is intended to help cover academic costs based on merit and financial need.