University of Rochester junior Prabhjot S. Dhadialla has been selected to receive a Goldwater Scholarship. A graduate of Central Bucks West High School in Doylestown, Penn., and a resident of Chalfont, Dhadialla is majoring in cell and developmental biology and in history, and will graduate in 2003. He will receive a grant of up to $7,500 to cover tuition, fees, books, and room and board.
The Goldwater Scholarship, which is endowed by the U.S. Congress to honor the late Sen. Barry M. Goldwater, is designed 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 2002-2003 Goldwater Scholarship winners were selected on the basis of academic merit from a nationwide group of 1,155 mathematics, science, and engineering students, all nominated by faculties of colleges and universities. Dhadialla is one of this year's 309 scholarship recipients.
Dhadialla is co-founder and editor in chief of the Journal of Undergraduate Research at the University of Rochester. He currently does research in molecular and computational biology, and plans on continuing his studies after graduation in medical doctor and Ph.D. programs in developmental and computational biology. Dhadialla would eventually like to teach at the university level, conduct basic research, and treat patients. He is one of three University of Rochester students to receive a Goldwater Scholarship this year.
The University of Rochester (on the web at www.rochester.edu) is one of the smallest of the most distinguished private universities in the country. Fewer than 3,700 undergraduates are enrolled in its College, the home of arts, sciences, and engineering programs. College learning centers on the individual with a core mission of research and discovery for each student.