**
Ashley Wheeler Nominated for 2007 Goldwater Scholarship**

**
Ashley Wheeler**,
Manhattan, was nominated for
the 2007 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.

Ashley is a senior in mathematics and physics, is performing undergraduate
research related to testing various cosmological models with Bharat Ratra,
K-State physics professor, and undergraduate mathematics research on the
differential topology of pendulum motion under Ricardo Castano-Bernard, K-State
assistant professor of mathematics. Wheeler has been recognized as a McNair
Scholar and participated in a National Science Foundation Research Experience
for Undergraduates, where she constructed a small radio telescope under the
guidance of Tim Bolton, K-State physics professor. She has been involved with
Scholars Assisting Scholars, the S.Thomas Parker Math Competition, Mathematical
Competition in Modeling, PiMu Epsilon mathematics honor society, Physics Club
and KSDB-FM, K-State's student radio station. A 2003 graduate of Junction City
High School, Wheeler is the daughter of Scott and Ramona Seymour, Columbia, S.C.