The May 15 Democrat and Chronicle features Jennifer C. Pratt '03 who has been chosen to be a 2002 Barry M. Goldwater scholar. Pratt is the second student in the past three years from Hobart and William Smith Colleges to be selected for one of the nation’s top undergraduate science scholarships. The award recognizes Pratt’s academic achievements as well as the undergraduate research that she’s performed in the laboratory of Professor Carol Parish. Pratt is conducting research on the molecular modeling of HIV protease inhibitors. The research helps to understand the molecular behavior of drug molecules and will ultimately explain why some drugs are more effective than others in treating HIV and AIDS.