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Hunter Junior Awarded Goldwater Scholarship

Hendia Raisa Edmund, a junior, has been selected as one of the nation's 278 Barry M. Goldwater Scholars for the 2010/11 academic year. The Goldwater scholarships - established in honor of the late Arizona senator and 1964 Republican presidential candidate - support students who plan to pursue careers in science, mathematics and engineering. Edmund, a biochemistry major with a 3.818 GPA, plans to pursue a PhD and do research in biomedicine, specifically quorum sensing. At Hunter Edmund works as a research assistant in the lab of Chemistry Professor Dixie Goss.

Edmund is the only student from a CUNY college to win a Goldwater scholarship this year. This is the second consecutive year that a Hunter student has received this prestigious award.

The Goldwater Scholars were selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,111 mathematics, science, and engineering students who were nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities nationwide. One hundred fifty-six of the Scholars are men, 122 are women, and virtually all intend to obtain a PhD as their degree objective. Seventeen Scholars are mathematics majors, 199 are science and related majors, 53 are majoring in engineering, and 9 are computer science majors. Many of the Scholars have dual majors in a variety of mathematics, science, engineering, and computer disciplines. The one and two year scholarships will cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year.

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