And speaking of amazing undergraduate students and a diversity of opportunities, UGA recently awarded 11 undergraduates - 7 with Franklin majors - from the incoming class of 2018-2019 with its CURO Honors Scholarship, the university’s top undergraduate research scholarship:
CURO Honors Scholars receive $3,000 in annual funding renewable for up to four years; mentoring and community support; and special seminars, workshops, events and activities.
In addition to the CURO Honors Scholarship, the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities offers a variety of research opportunities to all UGA undergraduate students without regard to major, discipline, GPA or Honors status. These offerings include the CURO Research Assistantship and the CURO Summer Fellowship as well as CURO research courses. All CURO students have the opportunity to present their research findings at the annual CURO Symposium.
The 11 new CURO Honors Scholars listed below with their high school, hometown and majors, bring the current number on campus to 36.
- Ayah Abdelwahab; Georgia Cyber Academy; Bogart; international affairs.
- Mennah Abdelwahab; Georgia Cyber Academy; Bogart; international affairs and journalism.
- HaeYeun “Rachel” Byun; Duluth High School; Lawrenceville; biochemistry and molecular biology.
- Amber Combs; Chamblee Charter High School; Atlanta; film studies and computer science.
- Anthony Elengickal; Alpharetta High School; Alpharetta; biochemistry and molecular biology.
- Mary Kitchens; North Springs Charter High School; Atlanta; economics and international business.
- Megh Mehta; Oconee County High School; Bishop; genetics.
- Bianca Patel; Northview High School; Duluth; economics and psychology.
- Sydney Phillips; Chapel Hill High School; Douglasville; public relations and political science.
- Vanessa Sachs; Centennial High School; Roswell; biology and psychology.
- Olivia Silva; Woodward Academy; Peachtree City; cognitive science and music.
Congratulations to all of these students as they embark on new avenues of discovery and investigation likely to have great impact on their careers. Find your path.