Get to know LSU's 2012 Goldwater Scholar Carl Sabottke

Get to Know LSU's 2012 Goldwater Scholar Carl Sabottke
Sabottke's desire is to ultimately use theoretical and computational models to help improve clinical treatments for neurological and psychological disorders. He has a particular interest in obsessive-compulsive disorder.

— Major: Chemical physics
— GPA:   4.0
— Goal:  To pursue a Ph.D. in neuroscience

For the 13th time in the past 10 years, an LSU student was named a Goldwater Scholar, when junior Carl Sabottke of Baton Rouge was awarded the prestigious, nationally competitive scholarship.

In March, the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program announced the recipients of their scholarship, which can be used to cover the cost of tuition, fees, books and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year.

The scholarship program honoring U.S. Sen. Barry M. Goldwater was designed to foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering. The Goldwater Scholarship is the premier undergraduate award of its type in these fields. Since its first award in 1989, the foundation has bestowed more than 6,200 scholarships worth approximately $39 million.

In addition to Sabottke, sophomore Zachary Fitzpatrick of Holden, La.; sophomore Corey Landry of Denham Springs, La.; and junior Tiffany Lemon or Opelousas, La., were named Goldwater Honorable Mentions. All four students are members of the LSU Honors College and LA-STEM Research Scholars.