Alana Huszar once dreamed of becoming a puppeteer or a voice actress, until she got her first taste of advanced math in a high school calculus class. That’s the moment Alana fell in love with mathematics — and she hasn’t looked back. The 20-year-old junior from Bridgewater, New Jersey, has won a Goldwater Scholarship, the premier award for college students intending to pursue research careers in science, mathematics, or engineering. The scholarship helps offset the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500.
Johnson, a women’s cross country and track & field standout, was awarded the Dr. Harold W. Eickhoff Outstanding Senior Female Scholar-Athlete award. An all-conference performer who contributed to four New Jersey Athletic Conference championships during her career, Johnson is a chemistry major and boasts an overall grade point average of 3.989.