Four Students Awarded Beckman Foundation Scholarships

The Beckman Foundation Undergraduate Scholars program at Georgia Tech has announced its 2009 scholarship recipients. The program provides support to scholars to engage in full-time research over two summers and part-time research during the academic year. The award includes a $16,000 stipend, a travel award to present research results at two technical conferences and an invitation to participate in the Beckman Foundation Scholars conference in Irvine, Calif. The 2009 Georgia Tech Beckman Scholars are: Ms. Kadija McAnuff and Mr. Rishi Patel, biomedical engineering students who plan to perform research under the supervision of Professors Andres Garcia of the School of Mechanical Engineering and Julia Babensee of the School of Biomedical Engineering, respectively. Ms. Rebecca Hood, a biochemistry major, and Ms. Kelsey Beaver, a Materials Science and Engineering major, will work under the supervision of Professors Yomi Oyelere and Lawrence Bottomley of the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, respectively. The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation provides funding to promote research in chemistry and the life sciences that will open up new avenues of research. Arnold O. Beckman was the leader in establishing the modern instrumentation industry.