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Contact:
Lauren Ward
412-268-7761

For immediate release:
April 4, 2003

Carnegie Mellon University Student Aseem Sood Wins Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Aseem Sood, a Carnegie Mellon University junior majoring in computer science and math, has won a one-year Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. Sood, whose career goal is a Ph.D. in artificial intelligence, is interested in research involving the development of intelligent machines capable of communicating and interacting at the level of a human being.

Sood is one of 300 college sophomores and juniors from the United States to receive a scholarship this year from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. Goldwater Scholars are selected from almost 1,100 mathematics, science and engineering undergraduate students who were nominated by the faculties of their colleges and universities.

The scholarships are for one or two years and will cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board for up to $7,500 a year. The Scholarship Program was designed to foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering. The foundation is in its 15th year and has awarded about $39 million worth of scholarships since its inception.

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