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UT Student Receives Rhodes Scholarship

UT senior Grant Rigney, has been named a Rhodes Scholar—the eighth in university history—and will begin his graduate studies at Oxford University next fall.

Rigney, a student in chemical and biomolecular engineering from Normandy, Tennessee, is the editor-in-chief of Pursuit, UT’s journal of undergraduate research, and has conducted research at the UT Medical Center on toxicity of PET-CT imaging agents. While at Oxford, Rigney will pursue masters degrees in Global Health Science and Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation.