Two students were recently recognized by the Goldwater Scholarship Program, which awards college sophomores and juniors whose careers will be in mathematics, natural sciences or engineering.
Junior Alexandru Bacanu won a 2012 Goldwater Scholarship and junior Surojit Biswas received an honorable mention.
The scholarship gives up to $7,500 per year for educational expenses. Sophomores receive two years of support, and juniors get one year.
The program just announced 282 recipients nationwide and was established by Congress in 1986. Since then, UNC has had 42 Goldwater Scholars.