Ritankar Das, an undergraduate double-majoring in bioengineering and chemical biology, has been selected as a 2013 Goldwater scholar.
The Barry M. Goldwater scholarship awards $7,500 to sophomores and juniors majoring in math, science, and engineering. The Goldwater Scholarship is the premier undergraduate award of its type in these fields. Das joins a long list of UCB recipients of this award.
The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation awarded 271 scholarships for the 2013–14 academic year to undergraduate sophomores and juniors from the United States.
The Goldwater Scholars were selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,107 mathematics, science, and engineering students who were nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities nationwide.
Since its first award in 1989, the foundation has bestowed over 6,550 scholarships worth approximately 40 million dollars. The trustees plan to award about three hundred scholarships for the 2014–15 academic year.