The Goldwater Scholarship is awarded each year to college sophomores and juniors entering the fields of mathematics, science, and engineering. The Foundation awarded 278 scholarships from a field of 1,035 mathematics students who were nominated by colleges and universities nationwide. This year, Honors sophomore, Pranoti Hiremath, has been honored with this prestigious award. A bioengineering major, Pranoti is also a NASA Space Grant scholar as well as a Mary Gates Scholar. She currently conducts research in the UW Bioengineering Giachelli lab with Dr. Mei Speer and hopes one day to pursue an MD/PhD and conduct research in biomedical engineering, as well as apply clinical experience to research. She says of the scholarship, "The Goldwater scholarship means a lot to me, since it is a source of great encouragement and support. It brings me much closer to my goals. I am really thankful for the wonderful opportunities, people, and networks at the University of Washington, including the Honors program."
We are also proud to recognize Honors student Andrew Ishizuka who received a Goldwater Honorable Mention, as well as Honors students Matthew Becker and Rita Sodt, Campus Nominees.
Congratulations to all for your tremendous achievements!