Tech Student Awarded Goldwater Scholarship

Andrea Barrett wins national scholarship

Andrea Barrett was awarded the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.

It is a premier undergraduate award in the fields of math, science and engineering and the scholarship is given to students who plan on pursuing graduate school. Winners are selected on the basis of their academic merit, research experience and faculty recommendations.

Barrett received a two-year scholarship that will cover the cost of tuition, fees, books and room and board.

"The recognition for outstanding academic merit and other accomplishments makes the hard work that I have put in at Georgia Tech worth it," said Barrett. "This award will continue to be rewarding as I apply to graduate school and other prestigious scholarships, since the Goldwater Scholarship has gained the attention of prestigious post-graduate fellowship programs and graduate school admissions."

Barrett is a sophomore, Biomedical Engineering major. She spent last summer at Massachusetts Institute of Technology doing research and she will head to Japan for a research internship this summer.

Barrett's career goals include pursuing a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics and conducting research in biomedical engineering and bioinformatics.