|Undergraduate Leslie Chang Receives Goldwater Scholarship|
Leslie Chang, an undergraduate student majoring in biomedical engineering and biochemistry, has been awarded a Goldwater Scholarship.
She’s being recognized for her work in the protein engineering laboratory of Dr. George Georgiou, professor of biomedical engineering, and Dr. Brent Iverson, professor of chemistry and biochemistry. The goal of her work is to engineer an enzyme to be used as a cancer therapeutic against malignancies with metabolic deficiencies.
Her long-term goal is to pursue a master’s/doctorate and eventually to combat pediatric cancers both in the laboratory and in the clinical setting.
The 275 Goldwater Scholars were selected on the basis of academic merit from 1,095 mathematics, science and engineering students who were nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities nationwide. The Goldwater Foundation is a federally endowed agency established by Congress in 1986. The scholarship program honoring Sen. Barry M. Goldwater was designed to foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering.
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