Two College of Charleston biochemistry majors have been named 2019–20 Goldwater Scholars, one of the nation’s highest honors for undergraduates studying science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM).
Rising seniors Dashiell Jay and Mason Huebsch were among the 496 students nationwide to receive one of this year’s Goldwater Scholarships, which cover the cost of tuition, fees, books and room and board up to $7,500 per year. Aiming to foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in STEM disciplines, the Barry Goldwater Scholarship recognizes college sophomores and juniors who show exceptional promise of becoming the next generation of research leaders in their fields.
“Strong undergraduate research is an essential component of a successful application for these awards, and both Dashiell and Mason have been involved in undergraduate research since their second semester, freshman year, and both are exceptionally strong students academically and in the research lab,” says Pamela Riggs-Gelasco, chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.
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Featured image: Biochemistry majors Dashiell Jay (left) and Mason Huebsch (right) have each received a Goldwater Scholarship.