Two Engineering Undergraduates Receive Goldwater Scholarships
Bioengineering sophomore Chloe Cho and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering junior Lauren Duhamel have been selected as Goldwater Scholars by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, which provides scholarships of as much as $7,500 to undergraduate students interested in research careers in the natural sciences, math, or engineering. School of Arts and Sciences juniors Srinivas Mandyam and Abigail Poteshman were also selected as Goldwater Scholars.
They are among 496 recipients chosen this year from across the United States from out of more than 5,000 applicants. To date, 43 Penn students have received the award since Congress established the foundation in 1986 to honor the work of U.S. Sen. Barry Goldwater.
Chloe Cho, a sophomore from Moorestown, New Jersey, majoring in bioengineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. She works with Jason Mills and Jean Bennett at the Center for Advanced Retinal and Ocular Therapeutics on engineering novel treatments for retinal degenerative disorders. Cho intends to pursue a MD/PhD in bioengineering.
Lauren Duhamel, a junior from Groton, Massachusetts, majoring in chemical and biomolecular engineering in Penn Engineering. She has worked in the labs of Joshua Klein and Ophir Shalem, and has recently published as first author the results of her multi-year research project on high purity charge variant samples of monoclonal antibody drug therapies at Bristol-Meyers Squibb. She intends to pursue a PhD, and then teach and conduct research.
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