Awards and achievements


April 27, 2016

BME undergrad honored by Goldwater Scholarship program

BME senior Miguel Sobrai has been awarded a Goldwater Scholarship from the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program. In his senior year Miquel was selected to act as a design team leader in the biomedical design program. He has spent the last two years working in the lab of Justin Hanes, and has had summer research experiences at the MD Anderson Cancer Center and at Harvard.

His current research focuses on nano-immunotherapeutics for glioblastoma therapy. Miguel plans to pursue a PhD in biomedical engineering and hopes to join the emerging field of immunoengineering to help optimize current immunotherapy techniques and develop novel ones.

A Goldwater Scholarship is awarded in recognition of exceptional promise in research careers. The honor is considered a gateway award for its reputation for giving students a competitive edge when pursuing graduate fellowships in their fields. It is one of the first significant national scholarships focusing on STEM fields: science, technology, engineering and math. Learn more on the HUB.