PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — In recognition of their own academic achievements and Brown University’s commitment to developing exceptional scholars, four undergraduate students have earned national Goldwater Scholarships for their contributions as rising science researchers.
Lucas Brito, Jordan Feldman, Tyler Lane and William Lin — all members of the Class of 2024 — were each awarded the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship, which supports outstanding students in developing research careers in mathematics, engineering and the natural sciences.
This year, the program awarded scholarships to 413 second- and third-year students, selected from a pool of 1,267 nominees representing 427 academic institutions from across the country. Each institution is permitted to nominate up to four students per year, and 2023 marks the first time in 20 years that all four nominees put forth by Brown secured the scholarship.
The awardees' unique achievements and potential as research scientists highlight the flexibility of Brown's Open Curriculum, said Linda Dunleavy, associate dean of the College for fellowships.
"Some of our scholars have developed a strong understanding of multiple STEM fields and the potential of their integration, while others have delved deeply into their specific field of interest through graduate-level classes and advanced research opportunities," Dunleavy said. "It is also gratifying to see that several of our Goldwater scholars have consistently supported their peers and younger students through their leadership and mentorship activities."
Winners are awarded up to $7,500 per full academic year to help cover costs of tuition, mandatory fees, books, and room and board. Goldwater Scholars, of which there have been over 10,000 since the program was founded in 1989, pursue Ph.D. programs at top research institutions and have an established record of earning further prestigious postgraduate fellowships, like Rhodes and Marshall scholarships.
The four Goldwater Scholars offered insights on their research and favorite Brown pastimes, their goals after graduation and how the awards will help enable them to solve some of the world’s most pressing issues.