Alumnus Myles Wagner ’18 received a 2021 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, a national scholarship that honors undergraduate students studying natural sciences, mathematics, or engineering.
The scholarship requires a nomination from a student’s academic institution with a limit of four nominations. Recipients are awarded $7,500 and are named Goldwater Scholars.
Wagner is a marine biology and cell and molecular biology double major, as well as a member of the honors program, at the University of Rhode Island. After graduation, he looks to earn his doctorate studying coral restoration and conservation.
“I love the ocean, but I can also see the issues it’s facing, and I decided I wanted to pursue a career that would solve some of those problems,” he said in a URI press release.
Wagner has continued to share his passion and skills with the Marianapolis community, participating in the Knight of Science and judging the science fair.
Last year, Wagner also received an Ernest Hollings Scholarship from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Through this, he will have the opportunity to intern at an NOAA laboratory and plans to work on coral restoration at NOAA’s Pacific Island Regional Office in Saipan.