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Math major receives national Goldwater Scholarship


Junior Alan Min has been named a 2017 Goldwater Scholar.  The highly-competitive scholarship recognizes undergraduates who are already conducting research in their fields and show great promise for the future.

Congress established the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation in 1986. It awards up to $7,500 toward tuition, fees and board to sophomores and juniors seeking research careers in science, mathematics or engineering. 

Min, of West Lafayette, Indiana, is studying mathematics, statistics and computer science in the College of Science. He aspires to enhance the world’s quantitative understanding of molecular scale interactions. Specifically, Min hopes to fight disease using math and computer science techniques to model proteins involved in genetic modifications.

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