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Student Wins Goldwater Scholarship, Three Others Get Honorable Mention

2016-04-11 AB Goldwater Ian Francis

Ian Francis

Ian Francis, a junior studying mathematics at UT, has been awarded a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship to further his studies.

UT nominated four students for the Goldwater this year, and all four were nationally recognized. The other three nominees received honorable mentions. They are:

  • Patrick McKenzie, of Ward, Arkansas, a Haslam Scholar junior in ecology and evolutionary biology
  • Louis Varriano, of Memphis, Tennessee, a Haslam Scholar junior in physics
  • Kimberly Bress, of Melbourne Beach, Florida, a Haslam Scholar sophomore in neuroscience


Francis, of Brentwood, Tennessee, is a Haslam Scholar and works in the Math Tutorial Center, a free tutoring service the math department offers for UT students. He has done research at UT with Remus Nicoara, associate professor and director of the honors program in mathematics. He also has done research in Germany with UT Professor Ken Stephenson and Professor Elias Wegert from the Technical University of Freiberg.

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