Three students from Rutgers have been selected to receive 2019 Goldwater Scholarships, and all three have connections to the Department of Physics & Astronomy
Rutgers is the only school in New Jersey to have three Goldwater Scholars this year.
Rikab Gambhir is a junior who is double majoring in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and Physics. In our department, Rikab is working with Steve Schnetzer.
Brandon Gomes is a sophomore who is double majoring in Physics and Mathematics. In our department, he is working with JP Chou.
Mariya Galochkina is a junior who is double majoring in Geology and Physics. Her main research is in the Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, but she is also pursuing the ocean physics option of the physics major.
This is the 10th consecutive year, and 12th time in the past 14 years, that students from Physics & Astronomy have won Goldwater Scholarships. Congratulations to all of the students, their mentors, and Art Casciato from the Office of Distinguished Fellowships.
Added 4-30-2019: There is a fourth 2019 Goldwater Scholar with a connection to our Department -- Emma McLaughlin, a Providence College undergraduate who did research with Jaki Noronha-Hostler as a Summer 2018 REU student.