Four students win Barry Goldwater Scholarships

Meghan Shea
Meghan Shea

Four Stanford undergraduates have been selected to receive 2016 Barry Goldwater Scholarships. The four are among 252 Goldwater Scholars selected nationwide on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,150 mathematics, science and engineering students.

The one- and two-year scholarships cover the cost of tuition, fees, books and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year.
The Goldwater Foundation is a federally endowed agency established in honor of the late U.S. Sen. Barry Goldwater. The program is designed to encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering.

Andrew Chen
Andrew Chen

Stanford’s Goldwater Scholarships winners are:

MEGHAN SHEA, who is majoring in environmental systems engineering. She hopes to earn PhD in biological oceanography, conduct research on environmental DNA and teach at the university level, with a focus on undergraduates.

ANDREW CHEN, who is majoring in biology and computer science. He hopes to earn a PhD in biological engineering, conduct research in synthetic biology and teach and the university level.

William Kuszmaul
William Kuszmaul

WILLIAM KUSZMAUL, who is planning to major in mathematics and computer science. He hopes to earn a PhD in mathematics and conduct research in computationally intensive areas of Combinatorics.

NATALIE NG, who is majoring in engineering physics. She hopes to earn a PhD in biophysics or genetics, conduct research and teach at the university level.