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Northwestern Student Receives Goldwater Scholarship

April 4, 2006

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Andrew Lee, junior in Northwestern University’s Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship for 2006-07.

A student in the Integrated Science Program (ISP), Lee studies mathematics and biology, with a concentration in neurobiology. He has previously received a research stipend from the Institute for Policy Research and a grant from the University Research Grant Committee. He is also an ISP peer advisor and a member of the ISP government.

Lee is currently conducting ion channel research in the electrophysiology and biophysics lab of Indira Raman, associate professor of neurobiology and physiology. He aspires to continue studying neurobiology in graduate school.

The Goldwater Scholarship covers the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year. It is one of the most desirable undergraduate awards. Recipients are chosen based on a high GPA, research experience and experience in positions of leadership. Sophomores and juniors  in mathematics, the natural sciences or engineering are eligible. This year, 1,081 students were nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities nationwide. Only 323 scholarships were awarded.

The Scholarship Program honoring U.S. Senator Barry M. Goldwater was designed to foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in the fields of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering. It was established in 1986.

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