Haslam Scholars

Welcome, Haslam Scholars Cohort of 2015!


The Haslam Scholars Program welcomed fifteen new students to campus this semester. They had four days of orientation activities including a hiking trip to Clingman’s Dome; meetings with faculty, administration, and student centers on campus; leadership and team building activities; and a service project at Pond Gap Elementary School. They also introduced themselves to the Haslam Scholars community through self presentations. You can read more about them here.

Please join us in welcoming the following fifteen scholars to Knoxville, the University of Tennessee, and the Haslam Scholars Program:

Max Burzinski – Hagerstown, MD

Alayna Cameron – Cookeville, TN

Emily Diehl – Pottstown, PA

Ainsley Ellington – Aloca, TN

Brianna Fiala – Hendersonville, TN

Matthew Lamsey – Signal Mountain, TN

Jack Larimer – Belleville, IL

Jordan Leith – Arlington, TN

Jason Liang – Collierville, TN

Michael Lidwin – Chantilly, VA

Catherine Moore – Dyersburg, TN

Avery Morgan – Columbus, GA

Grant Rigney – Normandy, TN

Julia Scott – Nashville, TN

Patrick Sonnenberg – Spring Hill, TN


Scholars conducted research

The group before their hike to the top of Clingman's Dome.

Haslam Scholars

Haslam Scholars Fall 2015 Global Awareness Series

Each semester, the Haslam Scholars Program hosts two lecture series: Friday Faculty and Global Awareness. The Global Awareness series uses the expertise of faculty from many departments at UT to present students with an in-depth look at a region of the world. This semester, the series focuses on North Africa and features a diverse group of faculty from across the University of Tennessee.


Haslam Scholars

Haslam Scholars Fall 2015 Friday Faculty Series

Each semester, the Haslam Scholars Program hosts two lecture series: Friday Faculty and Global Awareness. The Friday Faculty series features a diverse selection of faculty members from across the university who are asked to present their research or another topic of their choosing. The series exposes students to research across disciplines. This semester’s series features a diverse group of faculty from across the University of Tennessee.


Chancellor's Honors

Honors Grant Applications Now Open

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Applications are now available for the Ready for the World and Research Grants. The grants are eligible for Ready for the World travel or research that occurs during the Spring 2016 Semester. The fall semester deadline for both applications is October 1st.

Grants are competitive, and students are advised to take this into consideration when applying. Please take time to write a quality, detailed grant proposal. For more details about each grant and to apply, please see:

Ready for the World Grant

Research Grant

Chancellor's Honors

CHP Student Reports from CERN

The DCal, an electromagnetic calorimeter in the ALICE detector

The following excerpt was retrieved from the Chancellor’s Honors Program blog on July 7th, 2015. Visit the blog to see the full post.

Meg Stuart (Class of 2017, Physics) writes CHP about her summer experience at CERN with the Relativistic Heavy Ion Physics Group at University of Tennessee.

ConfinedSpaceThree years ago, during my first year at UT, I never would have thought that I would be spending three months living just outside of Geneva, Switzerland and working at CERN, but here I am. I have spent the last two busy, but amazing months working late nights working on hardware on the ALICE detector on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), digging through code to finalize plots for a method paper, and developing a new environment for reading out data from front-end electronics in the ALICE Time Projection Chamber. (more…)