Patrick Slade recently won the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. The goal of this scholarship is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields. The Scholarship--the most prestigious undergraduate award given in the sciences--is awarded to about 300 college sophomores and juniors nationwide. A maximum of $7500 per academic year is granted. The scholarship is awarded based on merit, and the actual amount given is based on financial need. Congratulations Patrick!