Two University of Pittsburgh students have been named recipients of the 2021 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, which support outstanding students who are pursuing careers in the fields of engineering, mathematics and the natural sciences.
Mark Farino, who is majoring in physics and mathematics and minoring in French in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, is also pursuing the Honors College’s Bachelor of Philosophy degree, Pitt’s highest undergraduate distinction.
He plans to continue with graduate study in physics and aspires to academic career in teaching and researching particle physics.
Farino was among the University Honors College’s 2020 summer Brackenridge Fellows, where he worked with physics faculty member Vladimir Savinov. Read more about this work in Farino’s Pitt Honors blog.
Asher Hancock, who is majoring in mechanical engineering and minoring in computer science and mathematics, hopes to pursue a doctoral degree in aerospace…