CCIPD undergraduate researcher receives Goldwater Scholarship

Friday, April 3, 2020 - 15:24

Congratulations to Daniel Shao on being awarded the Barry Goldwater Scholarship. Daniel, an undergraduate researcher with CCIPD in his junior year, works on bioinformatics projects including building a machine learning classifier to predict patient survival from breast tumor images. 

In late March, the Goldwater Scholarship Foundation announced the recipients of the 2020 competition. From a pool of 1,343 undergraduates nominated by 461 institutions, the Foundation awarded 396 scholarships this year. Each institution is allotted four nominees, and this year two students in the department of biomedical engineering at Case Western Reserve University received the scholarship. The second BME student scholarship recipient is Evan Vesper.

Established by Congress in 1986, the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program is designed to attract outstanding students into careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit to students who are sophomores or juniors during the current academic year and who have excellent academic records and demonstrated interest in and potential for careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering.