Meet the three Northeastern students awarded Goldwater Scholarships this year

Three Northeastern students are taking home Goldwater Scholarships this year to further their undergraduate studies, tackle research goals and take more meaningful steps toward their futures.

This year’s winners include Northeastern students Ethan Wong, who studies biology and data science; Gillian McClennen, who also studies biology and data science; and Siddharth Simon, who studies computer engineering and computer science on the pre-med track.

This year’s Goldwater Scholars plan to use their hard-earned financial support to, among other things, further neuroscience research, study “bacterial communication” and create a “chronic migraine diagnostic mobile app.”

“I am very grateful to the Goldwater Scholarship Foundation for their efforts in funding and selecting scholars each year from around the country,” Wong told Northeastern Global News.

As a rising senior, Wong has worked with Assistant Professor Mathew Yarossi and Professor Eugene Tunik at Northeastern’s Movement Neuroscience Lab, where he’s conducted research on cognitive decline and the development of “novel screening tests” for mild cognitive impairment and dementia.

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