Three Honors students and Foundation Fellows - Lauren Dennison, Erin Hollander and Karishma Sriram - received the 2015 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, the premier undergraduate scholarship in Mathematics, the Natural Sciences and Engineering. The scholarship covers the cost of tuition, fees, books and room and board up to a maxiumum of $7,500 per year. These awards bring the University's total of Goldwater Scholars to 49.

Dennison, from Raleigh, N.C., is pursuing a double major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Genetics. She aims to earn a Ph.D in Cancer Biology to explore the pathology of leukemia and the mechanisms that lead to drug resistance.

Hollander, from Athens, is pursuing a double major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Genetics. She plans to earn a Ph.D in Biomedical Engineering with the goal of conducting research into treatments for neurological disorders using gene therapy techniques.

Sriram, from Athens, is pursuing a degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and plans to enroll in a combined M.D./Ph.D degree program and pursue research into the use of stem cells in healing bone injuries and other tissue damage.