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West Point’s CDT Garret Longstaff ’25 Named Goldwater Scholar

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CDT Garret Longstaff ’25 has been named a Goldwater Scholar by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. West Point has earned 15 Goldwater Scholarships since competing in 2018.

Longstaff is a Chemical Engineering major from Ocean City, N.J. He is an active member of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society and the Parachute Team.

Longstaff is passionate about pioneering high-functioning nanomaterials poised to revolutionize medical and energy storage technologies. Guided by a profound interest in material science and bioengineering, he conducts research under the mentorship of COL F. John Burpo ’92, within West Point’s Department of Chemistry and Life Science, and COL Kit Parker at Harvard University.

He hopes to create life-saving medical devices and enhance the efficiency of sensory mechanisms and energy storage solutions. With a steadfast commitment to advancing the boundaries of scientific exploration, he envisions a future where his contributions will redefine the standards of healthcare and sustainable energy practices. Longstaff aims to pursue a Doctorate of Medicine and Philosophy in Bioengineering and ultimately become an Aeromedical Evacuations Officer in the U.S. Army.

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Excerpt and image taken from https://www.linkedin.com/school/united-states-military-academy-at-west-point/.

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