Bain and Talbert are co-founders of Carolina Science Outreach, which is devoted to clarifying media misconceptions of science.
Cantwell, a South Carolina Honors College junior majoring in chemistry and minoring in French, is a graduate of Milton High School in Alpharetta, Ga. The daughter of Jeff and Jane Cantwell of Alpharetta, she is a McNair scholar, USC’s most prestigious award for out-of-state students. She also is a national merit scholar and plays saxophone with the USC Marching Band and the basketball pep band.
Cantwell has conducted research with Dr. Hans-Conrad zur Loye in USC’s department of chemistry and biochemistry and authored a peer-reviewed journal on her findings. She plans to earn a doctorate in inorganic chemistry and teach in college.
The Goldwater scholarship is awarded nationally to sophomores and juniors pursuing bachelor’s degrees in natural sciences, mathematics or engineering and who intend to pursue careers in research and/or college-level teaching.
This year marks the 19th consecutive year that USC has had one or more Goldwater scholars; USC has produced 38 since 1990.