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Welcome back, and while you were out eating/playing/resting/working/traveling, the Honors College faculty and staff were on the case, bringing home five big pluses to your Spring 2020 experience.
Pearl Craig’s essay recently helped her win a regional NAACP scholarship. But this Honors College student’s insights extend well beyond the application process and subsequent award. WEEKLY recently went looking for Craig’s comments as she pursues a Nutritional Sciences degree from the University of Arizona. And beyond.
Honors students in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Arizona are rewriting the geologic history of the Grand Canyon. The traditional view of the sedimentary layers exposed in the canyon, as originally described by John Wesley Powell, is that they contain sediment shed from rocks exposed nearby. Honors students have been testing this interpretation by using new techniques of geochronology to determine the provenance of zircon crystals in various sedimentary layers.
After graduating from the University of Arizona Honors College in May, Leah Crowder dove immediately into graduate studies. With the recent announcement of her selection as a Rhodes Scholar, she is England bound as one of 32 representatives from the U.S. to enter the University of Oxford this fall.
Jeannie Wilkening is an Honors College graduate who mixes a scientific mind with connections that extend well beyond the lab. Now pursuing a PhD after a Churchill Scholars award – and Masters – from the University of Cambridge, she’s quick to share her insights with current and prospective Wildcats.
Travis Sawyer returns with a Master of Philosophy Degree from Cambridge, launches into PhD studies.
The journey to India's largest city is ahead for Honors College alum and Flinn Scholar alum Hailey Dickson as her commitment to a better world gains her the coveted Fulbright Scholar Program award.
Two years after her graduation, Isabelle Chea's undergraduate thesis on equine aromatherapy has been reborn as a peer-reviewed, published research paper in the Journal of Equine Veterinary Science.
Honors Senior Dino Kadich will study at Cambridge after being awarded the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship.
Namrah Habib’s first internship came in the second semester of her freshman year at the University of Arizona, when she was hired as an image processing intern. Her job was to count rocks. Four years later, she is counting the scholarships she is being awarded for her undergraduate work as an Aerospace and Chemical Engineering double major.
Jeremiah Pate refused to wait until after graduation to found a company, and now he is designing satellites that can explore asteroids and proteins that can battle Parkinson's disease.
Honors College Alumnus, David Martinez has been named the Honors College 2017 Alumnus of the Year. David will be on campus during Homecoming to receive his award and to engage with fellow Honors alumni and current scholars.