Undergraduate Andrew Quest, who completed his junior year this spring, has been selected to receive the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship, which will provide $7,500 in support during his senior year. He was chosen from a pool of some 1,300 candidates nominated by 461 colleges and universities. Goldwater Scholarships are granted to exceptionally promising students in the natural sciences, engineering, and mathematics.
Quest has a dual major in microbiology and chemistry. He has been experimenting with palladium catalysis in the lab of IU Professor of Chemistry Silas Cook. After graduation, Quest’s next step will be to earn a doctorate in chemistry, leading toward his ultimate goal of teaching and running a research lab at a university.
Quest is the 15th departmental major to receive the award.