Spanish Major James David Turner (Junior) is one of three NC State students to receive the prestigious 2014 Goldwater Scholarship. According to the Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation’s press release,
The Goldwater Scholars were selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,166 mathematics, science, and engineering students who were nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities nationwide. One hundred seventy-two of the Scholars are men, 111 are women, and virtually all intend to obtain a Ph.D. as their degree objective. Twenty-two Scholars are mathematics majors, 191 are science and related majors, 63 are majoring in engineering, and 7 are computer science majors. Many of the Scholars have dual majors in a variety of mathematics, science, engineering, and computer disciplines.
According to a recent report by Technician, this year NCSU tops Harvard, MIT, and UC Berkeley in number of Goldwater recipients.
James is completing his Junior year and is a Major in both Mechanical Engineering and Spanish. He is also a Park Scholar and a member of the University Honors Program. In 2011, James was also named US Presidential Scholar. James has worked in the laboratory of MAE faculty Dr. Yong Zhu. In addition to Dr. Zhu, James’s references included Drs. Timothy Shafer (EPA) and Jeffrey Eischen (NC State Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering).
Congratulations to James!