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Chase Craig, a triple major in mathematics, physics and computer science recipient of the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

Chase Craig, busy with his coursework and working in the laboratory of physics professor Benjamín Alemán, almost didn’t apply for the Goldwater but did so at the urging of Alemán, who is more than just a mentor to Craig. “I wouldn’t be here at the UO without him,” Craig said. “That man has done so much for me.”

Craig started as a high schooler in Alemán’s Physics 251 course, which was the impetus for realizing he had a future at the UO and in advanced research work. Craig eventually wants to do research that involves artificial intelligence and autonomous rovers.

He is involved in The North Star Project, which improves the student experience by “cultivating an inclusive environment that supports excellence and diversity in the physical sciences,” and has won several scholarships and honors, including the Julifs Scholarship and the Oregon Space Grant Consortium scholarship.

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More information on the Goldwater Scholarship can be found here.