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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

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John Douglas Powers, an assistant professor of sculpture, has been named a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow.

Often characterized as “midcareer” awards, Guggenheim Fellowships are grants awarded to scholars, artists, and scientists who have produced exceptional scholarship or creative work.

The title of Powers’ proposal was “Time and Space.”

Douglas Powers' sculpture
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Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

ORNL’s Technology Transfer Internship Program is open to UT students in particular programs in the Haslam College of Business, the College of Engineering, or the College of Arts and Sciences who have a minimum grade point average of 2.5, who can commit to working forty hours per week between May and August, and who can contribute at least eight hours a week during the fall semester if the project is continued.

Selected students will be paid a stipend of $600 per week during the summer and a prorated stipend based on any hours worked during the fall. An additional $150 housing allowance and limited travel reimbursement are available for students whose permanent address is fifty miles or more from ORNL.

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