JMU Student receives the Barry Goldwater Scholarship
The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate. The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these fields.
Joe Balsamo, a biotechnology student at JMU received one of the scholarships. His career goals include pursuing a M.D./Ph.D. in Pediatric Cardiology and to study the cardiovascular system at the molecular level and actively apply research in the medical field.