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Student Notes 2019

Yolitz on the Road to Morocco with Scholarship

Recent graduate Katherine Yolitz (ChemE, ’19) was one of four UT students who earned fully funded scholarships to travel abroad to study languages considered crucial to the United States’ future security and stability. Yolitz also minored in Arab studies. She studied Modern Standard Arabic and the local Moroccan dialect at the Arab American Language Institute in Meknes.

Read more about Yolitz.

Tyler Bennett Makes the Cover

Graduate student Tyler Bennett had his article, “Jolly green MOF: confinement and photoactivation of photosystem I in a metal–organic framework,” selected as the inaugural cover of the journal Nanoscale Advances. Additional co-authors are Michael D. Vaughn, Seyyed Ali Davari, Kiman Park, Dibyendu Mukherjee, and Bamin Khomami.

Brad Bennett and Team Win Second in Graves Competition

Junior Brad Bennett earned second place in last spring’s VolCourt pitch competition for Backdoor, a smartphone application to help pet owners track lost pets. The team received $3,000, office space in the UTRF Business Incubator, legal advice from Morehous Legal Group, and design services from Innovative Design Inc.

Read more about Bennett’s app.

Students Win Goldwater Scholarships

Now-senior Carl Edwards was one of two engineering students named as 2019–2020 Goldwater Scholar. The most prestigious undergraduate STEM scholarship in the United States, it is awarded to college sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering. Edwards, who has worked with Department Head Bamin Khomami and Associate Department Head Brian Edwards, is an honors computer science and honors mathematics major and has done research at ORNL and through EuroScholars at the University of Zurich in Switzerland.

Learn more about Edwards’ scholarship.