PR alum Mark Farino (class of 2018) was recently awarded the 2021 Goldwater Scholar Award from the University of Pittsburgh.
Mark, who is currently majoring in physics and mathematics and a minor in French, was one of 410 students chosen across the U.S for this award. Contestants must first have been nominated by their school or institution and plan to graduate with Ph.D or equivalent degree. Mark is currently pursuing the Honors College’s Bachelor of Philosophy degree, Pitt’s highest undergraduate distinction.
After receiving a bachelor degree, Mark plans to continue with graduate study in physics and aspires to an academic career in teaching and researching particle physics.