Two Franklin students named 2017 Goldwater Scholars

Posted 3 weeks 2 days ago

Congratulations to UGA juniors and Honors Program students Morgan Gibbs and Mallory Harris, who are among 240 students across the nation to be recognized as Barry Goldwater Scholars, earning the highest undergraduate award of its type for the fields of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering:

Gibbs and Harris are each studying in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. Gibbs, from Peachtree City, is majoring in chemistry and minoring in pharmaceutical sciences. Harris, from Dunwoody, is pursuing mathematical sciences with a concentration in computational biology. Both plan...

Record number of NSF Graduate Research Fellowships for UGA students, alumni

Posted 1 month 5 days ago
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As the largest, most diverse college on campus, the Franklin College is home to more than half of the record number of UGA students and alumni who were awarded 2017 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships:

Twenty UGA students and alumni were among the 2,000 fellows selected from over 13,000 applicants nationwide for the 2017 competition. NSF Graduate Research Fellowships recognize and support outstanding graduate students in STEM-science, technology, engineering and mathematics-disciplines. Fellows benefit from a three-year annual stipend of $34,000, along with a $...

Robinson, Tarleton, honored

Posted 1 month 1 week ago
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Two Franklin faculty members received major career honors this week, campus-wide and international awards. First, University of Georgia Foundation Distinguished Professor of Chemistry Gregory H. Robinson has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry:

A nonprofit organization with a heritage that spans 175 years, the Royal Society of Chemistry is the United Kingdom's professional body for chemical scientists and the largest organization in Europe for advancing the chemical sciences.

Robinson joins his department of chemistry colleague, Graham Perdue Professor Henry...

"Aging and the Immortal Germline

Posted 5 months 3 weeks ago

Today's Charter Lecture brings one of the world's foremost authorities on the molecular biology and genetics of aging and life extension, [and Franklin College alumna] Cynthia Kenyon, back to UGA:

Her lecture, "Aging and the Immortal Germline," is open free to the public. It will be held Nov. 7 at 2:30 p.m. in the Chapel.

Kenyon, who graduated as co-valedictorian with bachelor's degrees in chemistry and biochemistry from UGA in 1976, is the vice president of aging research for Calico LLC, a Google-funded company focused on aging research and therapeutics. She has been a...

Amazing student: David Newton

Posted 5 months 4 weeks ago

Majoring in biology and psychology with a minor in chemistry, the senior from Augusta has put the focus of his UGA experience on research, interning and community volunteering as he prepares for medical school:

My time at UGA could be characterized as a humbling yet exhilarating work in progress. I’ve had some of the most incredible experiences in my life, and the people I’ve met here have been even more incredible. Many of these friends have been featured on this page, and I am honored to be counted among them. Any successes I’ve had in college can be attributed to these students...