Christine Gleicher named 2022-2023 Goldwater Scholar

March 28, 2022 - by Rachel Whitt

Engineering student Christine Gleicher from The University of New Mexico was just announced as a 2022-2023 Goldwater Scholar. She was chosen from a pool of more than 5,000 college sophomores and juniors nominated by 433 academic institutions.

“While sitting in the Centennial Engineering Building at UNM and having received the email of being selected to be a 2022 Goldwater Scholar, I felt a rush of emotions of excitement, shock, and an overall feeling of gratitude” she said. “This feeling of gratitude can be attributed to my mentor, Dr. Eva Chi, for believing in my capability to pursue and excel in research. I’d also like to thank Fahimeh Maghsoodi for teaching and encouraging me to push through the tough moments along the way and always being there when I needed it. Finally, thank you Kiyoko Simmons for guiding me through the application process, and I’m forever thankful for my friends and family for providing the best advice and support.”

Alongside mentors Eva Chi (Professor and Regents' Lecturer in UNM Chemical and Biological Engineering) and Fahimeh Maghsoodi (Ph.D candidate, Nanoscience and Microsystem Engineering) Gleicher is pursuing a degree in engineering. Her goal is to obtain a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering then conduct research in neurology. Ultimately, she would like to develop a company that researches, develops, and creates biomedical technologies and treatments for neurodegeneration.

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