Johns Hopkins engineering junior named Goldwater Scholar
Fernando Vicente, a junior majoring in biomedical engineering with a focus in computational biology, is one of three Johns Hopkins juniors recognized by the national Goldwater Scholarship program for outstanding promise in research.
Anchored in Jonathan Schneck’s lab for the past two years, Vicente has been involved in multiple cell engineering projects, characterizing the interactions of stimulating antigen-presenting cells and immune system T cells. He will soon join Andrew Feinberg’s epigenetics lab at the School of Medicine, where he will work on mathematical analysis and predictor models of epigenetics dynamics. Vicente will pursue a PhD in biostatistics and hopes to join the field of epigenetics with an emphasis on big data analysis.
Established in 1986, the Goldwater Scholarship was one of the first significant national scholarships focusing on STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math). Winners are nominated by their schools and selected for their academic merit. This year, 250 scholarships were awarded to students from an applicant pool of 1,286.
The program awards winners $7,500 to apply toward tuition, fees, books, and room and board. The national recognition has also been known to give students a competitive edge when pursuing graduate fellowships in their fields.
Visit The Hub to view the full list of 2017 Goldwater Scholars at Johns Hopkins University.