Alexander Metcalf, a junior aerospace engineering major in the College of Engineering and Computer Science, has been selected for the 2021 Goldwater Scholarship. The Goldwater Scholarship is the most prestigious undergraduate scholarship awarded in the natural sciences, engineering and mathematics in the United States.

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor U.S. Sen. Barry Goldwater, the five-term senator from Arizona. The purpose of the program is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians and engineers by awarding scholarships to students who intendheadshot of a man smiling next to the text "Alexander Metcalf 2021 Goldwater Scholarship" to pursue research careers in these fields.