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Goldwater Scholars, Carnegie Junior Research Fellowship

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 1:40pm

Franklin College students continue to distinguish the University of Georgia by winning elite scholarships and fellowships. Earlier this week, Honors students Tuan Nguyen and Amy Webster were named 2014 Barry M. Goldwater Scholars:

The UGA Goldwater Scholars are among a group of 283 recipients of the one- and two-year scholarships that recognize exceptional sophomores and juniors in engineering, mathematics and the natural sciences. UGA students have received the Goldwater Scholarship almost every year since the mid-1990s, and the 2014 recipients bring the university's total of Goldwater Scholars to 46.

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Nguyen is a junior from Douglasville majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology as well as mathematics in UGA's Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. He plans to pursue a combined M.D./Ph.D. degree with the ultimate goal of improving cancer diagnostics and treatment.

Webster is a  junior from Kennesaw majoring in genetics and mathematics in the Franklin College. She plans to pursue a doctorate in genetics with the goal of studying the processes that regulate gene expression while also teaching at the university level and promoting scientific literacy.

And just today, Yuliya Bila, a fourth-year Honors student was awarded a Carnegie Junior Research Fellowship:

As a junior fellow, Bila will have the opportunity to conduct research for books, co-author journal articles, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to Congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars, journalists and government officials.

Bila is majoring in international affairs in the UGA School of Public and International Affairs as well as Russian and Spanish in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences

Congratulations to these students, as well as the dedicated faculty who have taught, mentored, encouraged and advised them along the way. These high honors are a collective accomplishment in the students' name and to their individual credit. Their achievements reflect an atmosphere at the institution that we can revel in and promote in ways that will continue to attract such outstanding people to our campus.

Image: Yuliya Bila, courtesy of UGA Photographic Services.

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