Ashley Wheeler Nominated for 2007 Goldwater Scholarship
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.