Chemistry Major wins 2007 Goldwater Scholarship
Fri, Mar 30–Fri, Mar 30
NEW YORK, March 28, 2007 – David L.V. Bauer, a sophomore majoring in chemistry, has been selected as a 2007 Goldwater Scholar by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. The Goldwater Scholarship, which is federally funded, is America’s premiere award for undergraduates majoring in math, science and engineering. David, who is also a student in the CCNY Honors College, was among 317 undergraduates chosen nationwide from a field of 1,110 mathematics, science, and engineering students nominated by their schools. Scholars receive stipends of up to $7,500 per year toward tuition, fees, books, and room and board. David has been investigating synthesis and assaying of novel aspirin derivatives for the development of new anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer medications. His mentor is Kevin Ryan, Assistant Professor of Chemistry. “Science has led me to a global consciousness, a realization that my reach could extend beyond my own small existence,” he said. “Keeping the global context of science in mind has been a powerful motivator in my work.” In 2005, David Bauer finished in first place in the Intel Talent Science Search. A student at Hunter College High School at the time, he did research at CCNY that led to the design of a universal sensor for neurotoxins that could be used to detect a biological or chemical weapons attack. After graduation, he intends to pursue a Ph.D.