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HFOSS Student receives Honorable mention in Goldwater Scholarship Competition


Rachel Foecking ’11 from Trinity College received honorable mention in this year's national Goldwater Scholarship competition. Goldwater Scholars are chosen for their promise of a career in scientific research.  Competition for the Scholarship is exceptionally intense.  Universities are allowed to nominate only four undergraduate students per year to receive the final Scholarship. As a result, the Scholarship is widely considered the most prestigious award in the U.S. conferred upon undergraduates studying the sciences.

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Posted by: Trishan

Rachel Foecking ’11 from Trinity College received honorable mention in this year's national Goldwater Scholarship competition. Goldwater Scholars are chosen for their promise of a career in scientific research.  Competition for the Scholarship is exceptionally intense.  Universities are allowed to nominate only four undergraduate students per year to receive the final Scholarship. As a result, the Scholarship is widely considered the most prestigious award in the U.S. conferred upon undergraduates studying the sciences.

Rachel is a junior computer science major, from Ohio, who has been an active participant in the HFOSS project for the past two years. She has worked on several humanitarian projects, including OpenMRS in summer 2008 and the GNOME accessability project in summer 2009.  She is currently working on HFOSS's POSIT project.  Congratulations Rachel!