Molly Hill, Yale EEB Student, Receives Goldwater Scholarship

April 18, 2024

We’re delighted to announce that Molly Hill, a distinguished student from Yale’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB), has been awarded the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship. This accolade celebrates not only her outstanding academic achievements but also her dedication to advancing scientific knowledge, particularly in her research on bird plumages alongside EEB Professor Rick Prum.

Throughout her academic journey at Yale, Hill has displayed an unwavering commitment to ecological research and a keen interest in understanding the intricacies of bird plumage patterns. Her collaboration with Professor Prum has been instrumental in shedding light on the evolutionary significance of plumage coloration and its role in communication and mate choice among avian species.

The Goldwater Scholarship, renowned for its rigorous selection process, recognizes Hill’s exceptional academic performance, research potential, and her commitment to pursuing a career in ecology. This prestigious award not only acknowledges her past accomplishments but also provides crucial support for her future endeavors in advancing our understanding of the natural world.

Hill’s success is a testament to the strength of Yale’s EEB program and the university’s dedication to fostering excellence in scientific inquiry. Her research on bird plumages exemplifies the innovative and interdisciplinary approach that characterizes EEB’s commitment to addressing complex ecological challenges.

We extend our congratulations to Molly Hill on this well-deserved honor and look forward to the continued impact of her research on the field of ecology and evolutionary biology.