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April 3, 2014

Student wins a Goldwater

goldwater_CrabbComputer engineering and physics major Emily Crabb has been named a 2014 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship winner.

Three other Pitt students have received honorable mentions in the national 2014 Goldwater Scholarship competition: Andrew Abboud, majoring in biological sciences and religious studies; Angela Beck, majoring in bioengineering, and Alexandre Gauthier, majoring in physics.

The Goldwater Scholarship encourages outstanding students to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences or engineering. The award goes toward tuition, room and board, fees and books for the recipient’s remaining period of study.

Since her freshman year at Pitt, Crabb has conducted research in the laboratory of Anna Balazs, a Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and the Robert Von der Luft Professor in the Swanson School of Engineering. Crabb’s research interests include studying the physics of nanoscopic and microscopic systems.

In 2013, she coauthored the academic papers that were published in the journals ACS Nano and Langmuir, respectively.

This semester, Crabb is studying computer engineering abroad at the École Nationale Supérieure de l’Électronique et de ses Applications in Cergy, France.

After graduating from Pitt, Crabb plans to earn a PhD degree in physics and pursue a career conducting theoretical physics research as well as international collaborative research.

Crabb is the 42nd Pitt student to have won a Goldwater Scholarship since 1995.

Institutions can nominate up to four students. This is the second consecutive year that all of Pitt’s nominees have received a Goldwater Scholarship or honorable mention designation.