August 1, 2011

Two Homewood seniors named Goldwater Scholars for 2011

Two Homewood seniors have been named 2011 Goldwater Scholars, an honor that will provide $7,500 each toward their tuition for the 2011–2012 academic year.

Lichy Han is majoring in biomedical engineering and applied mathematics in the Whiting School of Engineering, and she works in the lab of Larisa Tereshchenko at the School of Medicine. She hopes to one day earn an MD/PhD in biomedical engineering and then conduct research and teach at a major medical research university.

Hannah Joo is majoring in neuroscience in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. Joo works in the lab of Krieger School biologist Samer Hattar and, when she is home on breaks, in the lab of Dennis Dacey at the University of Washington. She hopes to earn a PhD in neuroscience and then conduct research and teach at the university level.

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was authorized by Congress in 1986 to honor Sen. Barry M. Goldwater, who served 30 years in the Senate. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians and engineers to academic study and research.