Will Kirby '17 wins Goldwater Scholarship

Will Kirby '17
Will Kirby ’17

Congratulations to physics major Will Kirby ’17 who was named a 2016 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar. The U.S. Congress established this highly competitive national scholarship “to encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering and to foster excellence in those fields.” It is widely recognized as a top honor for undergraduate science students in the United States.  Will plans “to achieve a Ph.D. in physics, and to conduct research in quantum information and computation while teaching at the university level.”

Three Williams students won Goldwater Scholarships this year.

Williams press release

Goldwater Scholarship web page