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Rising engineering senior named 2022 Goldwater Scholar

May. 26, 2022—Rising engineering senior Ethan Nguyen has been named a 2022 Barry A. Goldwater Scholar. He joins rising seniors Alexandra Duncan, Andrew Hanna, and 2021 scholar and fellow rising senior Joseph Sexton for a new Vanderbilt institutional record of four current Goldwater Scholars. The Goldwater Scholarship is the nation’s most competitive scholarship for undergraduate STEM students who...

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Engineering sophomore named Goldwater Scholar for 2020

Apr. 2, 2020—An engineering sophomore is among the 2020 recipients of the Goldwater Scholarship—awarded to undergraduate STEM students who show exceptional promise of becoming the nation’s next generation of research leaders. He is among 396 college students across the United States who were selected as Goldwater Scholars from a field of 1,343 nominees. The Goldwater Scholarships are...

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Class of 2018 Profile: Josh Fleck, ME major, empowers people with disabilities

May. 7, 2018—a high school student in Bradenton, Florida, Josh Fleck knew he wanted to research and develop robotic prosthetic devices. At the time, however, he had no concept of what that research looked like. He’s more than resolved the mystery. Fleck, a mechanical engineering major, has spent the past three years working with Vanderbilt Assistant Professor Karl Zelik...

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Two ME undergrads from same lab named Goldwater Scholars

Apr. 11, 2017—Lauren Branscombe and Joshua Fleck have much in common. Both are juniors in mechanical engineering, focused on medical robotics. Both work in Biomedical and Assistive Technology (BAT) lab with Karl Zelik, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and biomedical engineering. Both plan to pursue a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, continue research and improve the...

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Computer science student named 2012 Goldwater Scholar

Apr. 5, 2012—Curtis Northcutt, a member of the Class of 2013, has been named a 2012 Goldwater Scholar. Each year, Vanderbilt is given the opportunity to nominate up to four outstanding sophomore and junior students in the math, science and engineering fields. Competition for the award is fierce: 282 scholars were selected on the basis of academic...

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EE student selected as Goldwater Scholar for 2010-2011 academic year

Apr. 7, 2010—Electrical engineering student Parker Gould has been selected as a 2010 Goldwater Scholar. Gould will receive a two-year scholarship worth $7,500 a year for educational expenses. Each year, Vanderbilt and other four-year universities are given the opportunity to nominate up to four outstanding sophomore and junior students in the math, science and engineering fields. Two-year...

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