2011-2012

Jennifer Mann ’13 Named Goldwater Scholar

Congratulations to Jennifer M. Mann ’13, a double major in biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering from Chelmsford, Mass., who was named a 2012 Goldwater Scholar by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.

Congratulations to Jennifer M. Mann ’13, a double major in biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering from Chelmsford, Mass., who was named a 2012 Goldwater Scholar by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. The Goldwater Scholarship program fosters and encourages outstanding students to pursue careers in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering and is the premier undergraduate award of its type. She is the eighteenth WPI student honored by the Goldwater Foundation since 2002.

Jennifer Mann is a junior biomedical engineering major who plans a PhD in biomedical engineering to conduct research on biomechanics. She has had several research experiences at WPI, UMass Medical School, and Genzyme. In Marsha Rolle’s lab at WPI, she researched the development of blood-vessel substitutes, and she presented the research at a national biomedical engineering conference. Jennifer is currently completing an interdisciplinary project in Copenhagen, Denmark. She plays violin in the string ensemble and competes on the varsity cross-country and track teams. Jennifer has been an academic tutor and peer learning assistant, and is a member of Tau Beta Pi as well as the biomedical engineering honor society.

The 282 Goldwater Scholars were selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,123 mathematics, science, and engineering students who were nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities nationwide. One hundred seventy-four of the Scholars are men, 108 are women, and virtually all intend to obtain a Ph.D. as their degree objective. Twenty Scholars are mathematics majors, 194 are science and related majors, 58 are majoring in engineering, and 10 are computer science majors. Many of the Scholars have dual majors in a variety of mathematics, science, engineering, and computer disciplines. The one and two year scholarships will cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year.

Goldwater Scholars have very impressive academic qualifications that have garnered the attention of prestigious post-graduate fellowship programs. Recent Goldwater Scholars have been awarded 78 Rhodes Scholarships, 112 Marshall Awards, 104 Churchill Scholarships and numerous other distinguished fellowships. Since its first award in 1989, the Foundation has bestowed over 6200 scholarships worth approximately 39 million dollars. The Trustees plan to award about three hundred scholarships for the 2013–2014 academic year.

Congratulations to Jennifer and thanks to Marsha Rolle, Raymond Page and Brian Savilonis for supporting her application!

April 10, 2012

 
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