Ryder, a student in the University Honors Program, is a double major in biology and anthropology with minors in Middle Eastern studies and chemistry.
Kasman, daughter of UAB Professor of Piano Yakov Kasman, will attend UAB this fall and has already collected many honors as a performer.
Half of Alabama’s 2013 Goldwater Scholars study at UAB – university total is now 17 with eight scholarship winners in the past four years.
Two UAB students were awarded two of the 23 national scholarships, given annually.
Professor says he has never had an intro-level sudent answer every question correctly for an entire semester.
Honors student will study international development, focusing on rural Tanzania.