For Immediate Release: April 10 , 2007
Contact: Marsha Nishi Mullan
Swarthmore Junior Wins Goldwater Scholarship
Jeremy Freeman of Buffalo, N.Y., a junior at Swarthmore College, has been named a Goldwater Scholar for 2007. The son of Elizabeth Mensch and the late Alan Freeman, he is a 2004 graduate of the Park School.
As a recipient of the scholarship, Freeman will receive up to $7,500 per year toward his undergraduate expenses. He was selected for the award, named for Senator Barry M. Goldwater, on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,110 mathematics, science, and engineering students who were nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities nationwide. Freeman, an Honors Cognitive Science major, was one of 317 undergraduates to receive this honor. Eric Astor of Middletown, N.J., a sophomore at Swarthmore, also received a Goldwater Scholarship this year.
At Swarthmore, Freeman researches motion perception with Frank Durgin, professor and chair of psychology. He also spent last summer at N.Y.U.'s Center for Neural Science studying object recognition with Denis Pelli, professor of psychology and neural science, and will return this summer to use neuroimaging to study attention and perceptual awareness with David Heeger, also a professor of psychology and neural science at N.Y.U. Outside of research, Freeman has been involved in Swarthmore's Writing Associates Program for two years, serving as a peer mentor on students' writing assignments for biology courses.