Two MIT undergraduates are among the 275 students recently named Barry M. Goldwater Scholars — the premier distinction given to mathematics, science and engineering students.
Joshua David Cohen, a junior majoring in chemical engineering and biology, plans to obtain an MD/PhD in biomedical engineering, in order to conduct translational research in bioengineering and teach at the university level.
Shaunak Kishore is a senior majoring in mathematics and computer science who plans to obtain a PhD in theoretical computer science, in order to design and analyze algorithms and teach at the university level.
Each four-year U.S. institution is allowed to nominate up to four students, and the award is based on academic merit. Goldwater Scholars receive $7,500 to offset the costs of tuition and room and board for each remaining year of college. The award, given each year by the Goldwater Foundation in honor of Senator Barry M. Goldwater, is designed to foster outstanding mathematics, science and engineering students and encourage them to pursue careers in those fields.