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Remmen named Goldwater Scholar

A University of Minnesota student from Detroit Lakes was named a 2010 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar.

Grant Remmen, a sophomore majoring in astrophysics, physics and mathematics in the Institute of Technology (soon to be named College of Science and Engineering) won the award.

Remmen plans to pursue a doctorate in astrophysics. He is also in the University Honors Program. He intends to pursue a career in research, possibly at NASA or at a university. Remmen is presently researching black holes with Professor Robert Gehrz. He completed an assessment of dark matter distribution in the Milky Way Galaxy with professor Thomas Walsh during his freshman year.

Remmen is a United States Presidential Scholar, National Merit Scholar, Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholar and Bent-son Scholar. He is also a member of Golden Key International Honour Society and Sigma Pi Sigma (Physics Honor Society).

The annual award is given to outstanding sophomores and juniors pursuing research-oriented careers in math, engineering and science all around the nation. The scholarship provides up to $7,500 per year for up to two years of undergraduate study.