Brittany Jones wins national science award

Environmental Studies major Brittany Jones ’12 has been named a Goldwater Scholar, the nation’s highest science award for undergraduates!  Congratulations to Brittany! 

Brittany is also the recipient of a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Hollings Scholarship, and this summer she will do research on fish migration at the Seattle NOAA laboratory.

Brittany has conducted climate change research in Iceland with ES professor Sarah Principato.  That project led to two different presentations at major regional and national Geological Society of America conferences.

Brittany has begun working on her Goldwater capstone research project with ES professor John Commito.  She is exploring the role that biogenic structure built by seafloor mussel beds may play in controlling geological and ecological processes in the Gulf of Maine.

Brittany continues the recent string of ES successes in the Goldwater Scholars program.  While few colleges and universities ever have a Goldwater Scholar, the ES Department has had three – Brittany and Class of 2009 alumnae Natasha Gownaris and Julie Markus, both of whom are now pursuing graduate degrees in environmental science.

See all the details about Brittany’s achievement when they appear soon on the College and ES Department websites!

John A. Commito

Professor and Acting Chair

Environmental Studies Department

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA


Phone:    717-337-6030

Fax:        717-337-8550