Chemistry Major Named Goldwater Scholar

John Boom for Goldwater

Chemistry major John Boom has been named a 2021 scholar by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program. John is among 410 students awarded Goldwater Scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year. The one- and two-year scholarships go toward covering the cost of tuition, fees, books, room and board.  

The Goldwater Scholars were selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,256 nominated mathematics, science and engineering students nationwide. Virtually all scholars intend to obtain a Ph.D. The federally endowed scholarship program honoring the late U.S. Sen. Barry Goldwater was designed to foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering.

After graduation, John hopes to conduct research in biological engineering or biochemistry to understand the inner workings of the cell and engineer cells at the molecular level. He aspires to be a professor at the intersection of engineering, biochemistry and medicine. 

Congratulations on receiving this prestigious award, John!