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Chemical Engineering major named Goldwater Scholar for 2022

Rachel Myers, Chemical Engineering '22, is one of four UMBC students to be  named Goldwater Scholars for 2022. She joins three other UMBC chemical engineer majors and others who received this award in prior years. 

This prestigious award honors promising STEM students who are interested in pursuing careers as research scientists. 

417 new scholarships have been awarded for the 2022 competition from a pool of 1,242 outstanding undergraduates nominated by 433 institutions. The UMBC winners are:

Tobi Makejodunmi (Mechanical Engineering)
D'Juan Moreland (Biological Sciences, Music)
Rachel Myers (Chemical Engineering)
Christopher Slaughter (Computer Science)

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation was established by Congress in 1986 to serve as a living memorial to honor the lifetime work of Senator Barry Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years in the U.S. Senate.

By providing scholarships to college sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering, the Goldwater Foundation is helping ensure that the U.S. is producing the number of highly-qualified professionals the Nation needs in these critical fields. Over its 30-year history, Goldwater Scholarships have been awarded to thousands of undergraduates, many of whom have gone on to win other prestigious awards like the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Fellowship, Rhodes Scholarship, Churchill Scholarship and the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship that support our Scholars’ graduate school work. Today, Goldwater alumni can be found conducting research that is helping defend the Nation, finding cures for catastrophic diseases and teaching future generations of scientists, mathematicians and engineers.

This is the second year in a row UMBC students have won 4 scholarships, the most available.


Posted: April 7, 2022, 10:27 AM