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Atmospheric Science's Aaron Match '15 is Goldwater Scholarship Recipient

Thursday, March 27, 2014

CALS student, Aaron Match '15, is a 2014 recipient of The Barry Goldwater Scholarship. Match majors in Atmospheric Science and minors in Mathematics. His NSF REU at the Center for Multiscale Modeling of Atmospheric Processes (Colorado State University) focused on the dynamics of the stratospheric polar vortex and sudden stratospheric warnings.

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship is a federal award, based on academic merit and research experience, that supports college sophomores and juniors who intend careers in the natural sciences, mathematics, or engineering.  The scholarship provides $7500 toward tuition, fees, books, room, and board.  You may view the entire list of scholars and honorable mentions at and This year 283 scholars were selected from a field of 1,166 mathematics, science, and engineering students nominated nationwide. Students must be endorsed by their institution to apply for the award. Cornell's endorsement committee consists of Professor William Crepet, Plant Biology; Dr. Laurel Southard, Director of Undergraduate Research; Professor Saul Teukolsky, Physics; Professor Mariana Wolfner, Molecular Biology and Genetics; and Beth Fiori, Fellowships Coordinator.  

Aaron continues related research with Professor Gang Chen of EAS. He has a NOAA Hollings Scholarship which will fund his work at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory at Princeton this summer. Match also holds several positions in Ecology House and is active in the campus chapter of the American Meteorological Society.

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