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Additional Honors & Awards

Rhodes Scholar

Grant Rigney, 2019

Grant Rigney is a senior majoring in chemical and biomolecular engineering. As a Rhodes Scholar, he will begin all-expenses-paid studies at the University of Oxford in England next fall. He plans to pursue two master’s degrees—one in global health science and epidemiology and one in evidence-based social intervention and policy evaluation.

Rigney aspires to be a physician and a public health researcher in a “safety net” hospital, a facility that caters to a disproportionate number of elderly, poor, and uninsured patients. Read more about Rigney.


Fulbright Scholars

Annabel Large, 2019

Annabel Large, a May 2019 graduate majoring in chemical engineering, will go to Sweden on a Fulbright Research Grant. “I am interested in studying the interactions between potatoes and their environment, specifically as they relate to plant immunity and disease resistance,” Large said. At the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Large will use the computational biology techniques she’s learned working in a lab at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Read a CBE story about Large.


Christopher Neal, alternative, 2018

Christopher Neal, a senior majoring in chemical and biomolecular engineering and a member of the Chancellor’s Honors Program, is a Fulbright alternative for a study and research grant to Germany and could be offered a grant at a later date. He is also a member of the Tau Beta Pi engineering honors society and the college’s Joseph C. and Judith E. Cook Grand Challenge Scholars program. Neal’s goals are to earn a doctorate in chemical engineering with a focus on electrochemistry. He wants to conduct research on alternative electrical energy storage. Read more about UT’s 2018 Fulbright Scholars.


Goldwater Scholar

Christopher Neal, 2017

Christopher Neal is a junior majoring in chemical and biomolecular engineering. He is a member of the Chancellor’s Honors Program, Tau Beta Pi engineering honors society, and the Tickle College of Engineering’s Joseph C. and Judith E. Cook Grand Challenge Scholars Program.

Neal has done research with Thomas Zawodzinski Jr., the Governor’s Chair for Electrical Energy Conversion and Storage, and Senior Research Associate Gabriel Goenaga for more than two years. He has worked with Oak Ridge National Laboratory and numerous international companies. Read more about Neal.


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