Potsdam resident receives grant at Clarkson University
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 11:56 am

POTSDAM -- A Clarkson student and Potsdam resident recently received a Barry M. Goldwater scholarship.

Ruisheng "Rick" Wang, Potsdam, a mechanical engineering major, won the grant.

Wang’s Goldwater proposal details a clinically significant non-invasive technique of cardiovascular disease risk assessment using accelerometers. This summer, he will be working at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital through a fellowship granted by the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. Wang plans to pursue a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering and would like to eventually start his own biotech company.

Go to http://youtu.be/CSwDH3xWi0E to see a video of Wang and his research.

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation is a federally endowed agency established in 1986. The scholarship program honoring Senator Barry M. Goldwater was designed to foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering.