Marianne Wanamaker, an associate professor of economics in the Haslam College of Business, has been named a co-recipient of the International Health Economics Association’s Arrow Award for research showing the Tuskegee syphilis study decreased the overall life expectancy of black men.
Three Undergraduates Win Prestigious Goldwater Scholarships
UT undergraduates Kimberly Bress, Christopher Neal, and Andrew Wintenberg have been named 2017–18 Goldwater Scholars.
One of the most prestigious scholarship programs for undergraduates, the Goldwater Scholarship Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry M. Goldwater. It was designed to encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering.
Since 2006, UT has had 17 students named Goldwater Scholars.
Student Wins Goldwater Scholarship, Three Others Get Honorable Mention
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
Two Juniors Awarded Prestigious Goldwater Scholarships
Two UT juniors—Benjamin Brock and Adam LaClair—have been named 2015 Goldwater Scholars.
The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program awards scholarships to students studying mathematics, science, and engineering. Each scholarship provides a $7,500 award for undergraduate study and research.