In recognition of his outstanding academic achievements and extensive experience working in research labs, Nathan Wang, a University of Wisconsin-Madison sophomore majoring in chemical and biological engineering, was named as a 2018 Barry Goldwater Scholar.
Wang, who is a Madison, WI native, has worked with professor Lih-Sheng Tom Turng at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery since he was in high school. This summer, Wang plans to intern at Genentech in San Francisco before applying to doctoral programs in chemical engineering. He plans to graduate from UW—Madison in May, 2019, with dual degrees in chemical engineering and biochemistry with a computer sciences certificate reflecting his growing interest in biological computational research.
Since its inception in 1986, the Barry Goldwater Scholarship has been a highly selective and prestigious award for undergraduates who intend to pursue research careers in engineering, the natural sciences, or mathematics. The two-year scholarship provides $7,500 per year to cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board.