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Incoming NJIT Student Named Outstanding Science Scholar

The Research & Development Council of New Jersey has named Radha Sai Yamarthy, an incoming freshman at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), an Outstanding Science Scholar.

The Council gives the $5,000 award yearly to a high school senior who intends to pursue a technological degree from a New Jersey research university.

Yamarthy won the award because of her outstanding academic success, especially in the sciences, at Princeton High School. She ranked in the top 5 percent of her class with a near perfect grade-point average.

“Her high school credentials are outstanding, with SAT scores in the top 5 percent in the nation,” said Joel Bloom, Ph.D., vice president for academic and student services and dean, Albert Dorman Honors College. “She won numerous honors at Princeton High and took many advanced placement courses in the sciences, mathematics and even the humanities. We anxiously await her arrival on the NJIT campus.”

Yamarthy, of Cranbury, will attend the Albert Dorman Honors College, where she will major in biomedical engineering. Dorman offers special classes, seminars and honors colloquia to some of the nation’s brightest students.

Bob Schaffhauser, vice chairman of the Council, said the award is intended to encourage top students, such as Yamarthy, to pursue their education here in New Jersey.

"Studies show,” he said, “that students often accept their first job close to the area where they attended college. We hope this scholarship recognizes outstanding students like Yamarthy while also encouraging them to study at New Jersey’s first-rate research universities such as NJIT.”

One of the nation's leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT's multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. With an enrollment of more than 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering, and cyber-security, in addition to others. NJIT ranks 5th among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $110 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com.