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New Science vs. Conventional Wisdom

Extra assistance in introductory science & math courses

Three juniors studying math and science were named winners or have received honorable mentions in the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship competition. 

As an expert in microbial ecology, Krista McGuire's research has taken her from the Guyana rain forest to Alaska's boreal forests. She studies the role of fungi in critical environmental issues such as global climate change, plant extinction, and deforestation. This year McGuire joins Barnard College as an assistant professor of biological sciences. "Barnard seemed like the perfect fit because it has a liberal arts curriculum, plus all the [research] resources of Columbia," she says. "It's kind of the best of all worlds."

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