BLACKSBURG, Va., March 29, 2012 – Winston Becker, an undergraduate student in ESM, has received the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship .
The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry M. Goldwater, who served our country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years as a U.S. Senator. The purpose of the Foundation is 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.
Mr. Becker's mentor is Professor Raffaella De Vita who has worked with him over the last two years. Of him, she states, "I have been impressed. He is an outstanding student!"