Honors News and Events
For the second consecutive year, four University of Maryland students have been awarded scholarships by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, which encourages students to pursue advanced study and careers in the sciences, engineering and mathematics. UMD is one of only five institutions with their four nominees all named scholars. The four students, who are all members of the UMD Honors College, plan to pursue doctoral degrees in their area of study and become university professors or researchers at government laboratories. .
Vishnupriya (Priya) Kareddy, a senior pursuing dual degrees in biological sciences with a specialization in physiology and neurobiology and government and politics, has been awarded a 2016-17 Fulbright U.S. Student Grant for research in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in India..
The event took place at Parsons' Cyber Training Center in Columbia, MD, and pitted teams of three in a challenge to "hack" a bank, analyze malware, and decrypt codes. The students are from the ACES program.
Student researchers from around the world gather yearly for the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Competition. Student-led teams from universities worldwide design, work on, and present novel synthetic biology projects to address real-world problems. UMD's iGEM team, was awarded another gold medal, for approaches to accelerate the construction of new biodesigns with a new method for plasmid maintenance without the use of antibiotics, and the construction of an inexpensive thermocycler using parts from a hairdryer earned one of five nominations for best new application.
The computer science and physiology and neurobiology major adds to his Truman and Goldwater scholarships and second Rhodes Scholar in the school’s history. Fang Cao received the Marcus L. Urann Fellowship, which grants $15,000 each to a few select students across the country.
Congratulations to Olivia Bethea, Sarah Brown, Anna Pavlos, and Catherine Tappert on being awarded Boren Scholarships to pursue intensive language studies in critical regions around the world.
The Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education Awards to
recognize excellence in entrepreneurship education at the
programmatic level. Honors College's EIP program won first place in the category of
Outstanding Specialty Entrepreneurship Program.
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