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MEMS Student Receives Prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Asher Hancock, mechanical engineering junior, is a 2021 recipient of a prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship. The scholarship is a part of the Excellence in Education Foundation which was established by Congress in 1986 to honor the work of Senator Barry Goldwater. Award winners annually receive an amount equal to the cost of tuition, mandatory fees, books, and room and board until graduation.

Scholarships are awarded to college sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering. The scholarships are to help ensure the US produces many highly-qualified professionals in these critical fields. Hancock joins 68 other mechanical engineering scholars out of a pool of over 5,000 applicants.

In addition to the scholarship, Hancock recently had his research published in the international archival journal Energy. He is currently completing a computational telework rotation with NASA, along with working in both Professors Albert To and Matt Barry’s labs in the MEMS Department. He is minoring in computer science and mathematics and is the Chief Wing Engineer for the Pitt Aerospace Society of Automotive Engineering (Aero SAE). Congratulations Asher!

Contact: Meagan Lenze