UGA Engineering’s Aneek James shines in Goldwater competition

Aneek James

Aneek James

University of Georgia College of Engineering student Aneek James has received an honorable mention in the competition for 2016 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, a premier academic award for undergraduate students pursuing careers in science, mathematics and engineering.

James, a junior from Stone Mountain, is majoring in electrical and electronics engineering. He plans to pursue a doctorate and become a researcher in the field of microwave photonics.

Two UGA students, Catherine “Cali” Callaway and Morrison Nolan, received 2016 Goldwater Scholarships.

“I am so thrilled for all of these students-Cali and Morrison, as well as Hannah and Aneek,” said David S. Williams, associate provost and director of UGA’s Honors Program. “They are wonderful individuals in addition to being impressive researchers. I am particularly pleased that each of them has taken full advantage of undergraduate research through CURO.”

The Goldwater Foundation has awarded 252 scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year, selecting its scholars from a field of 1,150 students from 415 colleges and universities across the nation.

The scholarship program honoring U.S. Sen. Barry Goldwater was designed to foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering. Since it was established in 1989, the foundation has bestowed 7,680 scholarships worth approximately $48 million.

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