Three 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…)
Five-time National Football League Most Valuable Player, Denver Broncos quarterback, and Vols legend Peyton Manning was on campus Monday to present the Peyton Manning Scholarship to four incoming freshmen.
Three times each year, the Chancellor’s Honors Program awards grant funds to Honors students in order to help them attend conferences, participate in study abroad, and conduct international research as part of the Ready for the World component of the Chancellor’s Honors Program curriculum. These unique and opportune experiences make honors students stand out from the rest, prepare them for professional and graduate schools, and promote lifelong research and education. These funds help pay for travel, expenses incurred, and materials for research.
The CHP would like to congratulate the following students:
Raleigh Butler: International Student Exchange Program at Université de Nantes, Nantes, France
Brandon Chapman: International Space-Scanning Infrared SpectroscopyResearch in Budapest, Hungary
Shelby Cundiff: International Studies Abroad (Hispanic Studies), Granada, Spain
William Johnson: Study Abroad at University of Manchester, Manchester, England
Bridget Sellers: Study Abroad at University of Oxford, Oxford, England
Ready for the World grant applications are open three times each year: October 1st (Spring semester travel), March 1st, (Summer, Mini-term travel), June 1st (Full-year, Fall semester travel)
This year’s spring newsletter was printed for distribution. To download a full copy of the newsletter, please click here.
HSP Graduates Launch Varied Careers
This spring, a group of remarkable scholars will graduate. Each of them has made a significant impact on the University of Tennessee, from undergraduate research to involvement in student organizations. Within and among their cohorts, they have built relationships centered on academic and personal excellence—and, in the process, they helped to grow and strengthen the Haslam Scholars Program. Read more.
New Lecture Series Features Faculty
The Haslam Scholars Program began its Friday Faculty lecture series in fall 2014 in addition to its existing Global Awareness Series. Read more.
Haslam Scholars Receive Torchbearer Award
This year the University of Tennessee recognized two Haslam Scholars for their exceptional academic achievement and service to others. Kenna Rewcastle and Julia Ross were named Torchbearers, the highest student honor conferred by the university. Read more.
HSP Annual Retreat Offers Serious Fun
Haslam Scholars work hard—really hard—but we also play hard. And that is what the 2015 Haslam Scholars Retreat was all about. It was a time for bonding, games, and sweet, sweet relaxation. Read more.
Scholars Receive National Honors
Several Haslam Scholars received national scholarships or fellowships this year. Read more.
Remembering Tina Riedinger
In telling this story, I realized that the most distinct memory I hold of Tina is of the first time I met her. I can vividly remember her generosity and enthusiasm for the day, for the ability to share one of her and her husband’s passions with eager students. Read more.
This originally appeared in the Haslam Scholars Program Spring Newsletter. To download the entire newsletter, please click here.
By Laura Vaught, HSP Graduate Assistant
Several Haslam Scholars received national scholarships or fellowships this year.
Junior Summer Awad received the John Lewis Fellowship through Humanity in Action. She will spend the summer at the Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta. The program hosts thirty European and American students for an “intensive program about diversity and civil rights in America.”
Junior Ben Brock was one of three students from the state of Tennessee to be named a 2015 Goldwater Scholar. The Goldwater Scholarship is awarded to science, math, and engineering students who intend to pursue research careers. Ben plans to use his award to conduct research in scientific computing and computer architecture and compiler design.
Freshman Joshua Brown will spend his summer in Amman, Jordan, as part of the Council on International Educational Exchange Study Abroad program. He will study Arabic and participate in Jordanian cultural activities.
Senior Shivani Goyal will be joining the 2015 Teach for America Corps at a school in Indianapolis. Teach for America is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to elim- inate education inequity. Shivani will be using her HSP research on community inequality in Knoxville to inform her work in Indianapolis.
Freshman David Marsh received the National Diabetes Scholars Foundation Award, which recognizes high-performing students who “are actively involved in the diabetes community, participate in community and/or extracurricular activities, and who have demonstrated that they are successfully managing the challenges
of living with diabetes.”
Senior R. J. Vogt received a fellowship through the Princeton in Asia program to
work at an English-language newspaper (the Myanmar Times) in Yangon, Myanmar. The mission of Princeton in Asia is to “promote good will and understanding and to facilitate in every way the free interchange of the best ideals in the civilizations of both East and West.”