REU student wins Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Marianne Sleiman who was an REU student at Rensselaer during the summer of 2013 has received a Barry Goldwater Scholarship. She worked with Guohao Dai during her time at RPI on "Development of a Hydrogel System to present EphrinB2 and EphB4 Signals for controlling Arterial Venous Differentiation".

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by the United States Congress in 1986 in honor of former United States Senator and 1964 presidential candidate Barry Goldwater from Arizona. Its goal is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields. The Scholarship— the most prestigious undergraduate award given in the sciences— is awarded to about 300 college sophomores and juniors nationwide.

The complete list of the 2014 Goldwater Scholars can be found here:
http://goldwater.scholarsapply.org/sch-2014.php