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Biochemistry major, Margaret (“Maggie”) Hoare ’24, receives Beckman Scholarship for research

September 19, 2023

Two University of Rochester students have been named recipients of the Beckman Scholars Program, an institutional award that allows undergraduates in the fields of chemistry, biological sciences, and interdisciplinary combinations to work with faculty mentors for a 15-month research experience. This year’s Rochester recipients are: 

  • Derek Chien ’25, a chemistry and bioethics double major from Reno, Nevada. He aspires to be an academic physician and is a recent recipient of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship, awarded to high-achieving undergraduate science students who are US citizens.
  • Margaret (“Maggie”) Hoare ’24, a biochemistry major from Honeoye Falls, a suburb south of Rochester. She previously received the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Award for undergraduate students in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).

The University is one of 14 participating institutions with the Beckman Scholars Program, which helps to stimulate, encourage, and support research activities by exceptionally talented undergraduates who are pursuing full-time studies at four-year colleges and universities across the US. Rochester will award Beckman scholarships to two students during each of the next two years, for a total of six Beckman Scholars over three years.