CoAS Student Receives Goldwater Scholarship

March 31, 2011 — Sajjan Singh Mehta, BS/MS student in physics and mathematics, is Drexel’s latest recipient of the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship, awarded to outstanding undergraduates in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. He is the fourth CoAS student to receive this award in the last three years (and the third physics student). Sajjan plans to pursue a Ph.D. in theoretical physics, conducting research in particle cosmology and mathematical physics while teaching at the university level.

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry M. Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate. The program was designed to foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in the fields of mathematics, sciences, technology and engineering. In awarding scholarships, the Foundation Board of Trustees considered the nominee's field of study and career objectives and the extent to which that individual has the commitment and potential to make a significant contribution to his or her field. For more information please visit the Goldwater Scholarship website or email the Drexel Fellowships Office at