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Two Biology Undergraduates Receive Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

June 6, 2012

By Kim McDonald

Selena and Elham
Selena Kuo and Elham Rahimy, two undergraduates researching cancer stem cells, are among this year’s recipients of the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship.

Two biology majors, Selena Kuo and Elham Rahimy, this year received the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, the most prestigious award in the country conferred upon undergraduates studying the sciences. The scholarship awards $7,500 per year to support outstanding students who plan to pursue careers in science, engineering and math. A highly competitive national award, universities may nominate only four undergraduates per year for the Goldwater Scholarship. This year, a total of 282 students were selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,123 applications and Kuo and Rahimy were the only two on the UC San Diego campus to receive the award. Read more about their award at UCSD News.