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Macaulay Honors duo named 2016 Goldwater Scholars

Paulina Librizzi
Paulina Librizzi
Ellianna Schwab
Ellianna Schwab

Two members of the Macaulay Honors College program at The City College of New York have been named 2016 Barry M. Goldwater Scholars.  Paulina R. Librizzi and Ellianna Schwab, both juniors, join a list of talented students in science, engineering and mathematics recognized nationally by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.

Librizzi, a Staten Island resident and chemical engineering major, plans to pursue a PhD in materials science. Her career goal is to conduct research in nanotechnology and materials science and to teach at the university level.

Schwab resides in Manhattan and majors in physics. Her goal is a PhD in mathematical astrophysics. She plans a career researching the magnetic signatures of black holes and nearby accretion disk plasma, and running a cross-disciplinary research team at a university.

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was authorized by the United States Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry M. Goldwater.  Its goal is to   provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these fields.

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Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided low-cost, high-quality education for New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. More than 15,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in the College of Liberal Arts and Science; Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture; School of Education; Grove School of Engineering; Sophie Davis Biomedical Education/CUNY School of Medicine; and the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. U.S. News, Princeton Review and Forbes all rank City College among the best colleges and universities in the United States.

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