Friday, April 1, 2016 - 10:44am

Catherine "Cali" Callaway and Morrison Nolan have received 2016 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, a premier academic award for undergraduate students pursuing careers in science, mathematics and engineering:

The scholarship, which awards up to $7,500 toward the cost of tuition, fees, books and room and board, recognizes exceptional sophomores and juniors across the nation. Since 1995, 51 UGA students have received the award.

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Callaway, a junior from Johns Creek, is majoring in biology with a concentration in neuroscience and pursuing a combined master's degree in artificial intelligence. She aims to earn a doctorate and a medical degree and to pursue a career conducting research in regenerative bioscience. 

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Nolan, a junior from Stone Mountain, is pursuing degrees in geology and chemistry. He plans to pursue a Ph.D. in invertebrate paleontology on a path to a career teaching and researching as a professor or museum curator.

A truly stunning achievement. Both of these young scholars have made great use of CURO support to pursue research interests that have helped outline promising careers. Kudos to Franklin double major Hannah Mason (biochemistry and molecular biology) and Aneek James from the College of Engineering, who were recognized with honorable mentions. Congratulations to these students, who stand tall even among an extraordinary overall student body at UGA. This news encapsulates the State of the University in a single press release. Outstanding.