Max Horlbeck, CC'11 wins Goldwater Scholarship. Ilya Belopolski, CC'12 designated Honorable Mention.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Max Horlbeck, a junior double major in Biochemistry and Computer Science and a Rabi Scholar from New York City, has won the Goldwater Scholarship.  Max plans to pursue an M.D./Ph.D. program so that he can conduct biomedical research to develop gene-targeted therapies, treat patients, and teach at the university level.

Ilya Belopolski, a sophomore double major in Physics and Mathematics and also a Rabi Scholar from New Canaan Connecticut, was designated as having received honorable mention.  Ilya plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Astrophysics, researching gravitational-wave astrophysics and then intends to teach at the university level.

The Goldwater funds and supports outstanding undergraduate scholars in the sciences, mathematics, and engineering to pursue a Ph.D. in those fields.  The award is valued at $7500.  We are pleased that Max and Ilya continue the tradition of excellence of those Columbians who have won this award previously.