Amelia Lin from Plano, who graduated from TAMS May 11, was one of three recent high school graduates from Texas, and one of 141 in the nation, named Presidential Scholars for academic achievement. Lin and the other Presidential Scholars will visit Washington, D.C., June 23-27 and will be recognized at a White House ceremony.


Amelia Lin and Monica Lu, who both graduated from UNT's Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science May 11, are in the May 17 USA Today as members of the newspaper's high school academic teams. Both were recognized for research they conducted as TAMS students.


Evelyn Levsky Hiatt, a senior director in the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's Division of Participation and Success, will be the featured speaker at the commencement, which begins at 7 p.m. in the UNT Auditorium Building.


The Texas Governor's School, which will be hosted by UNT this June and have a focus on the future of science and technology. The 150 students selected for the school will also take courses to prepare for college and improve their writing, in addition to taking science courses.


Amelia Lin, Monica Lu and Ananth Ram qualified for the ExxonMobil Texas Science and Engineering Fair, which is being held this week in San Antonio. In addition, Lin will present her research project at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2007 in Albuquerque, N.M., in May for winning the grand prize at the Fort Worth Regional Science Fair.


Yieu Chyan, Amelia Lin, Monica Lu and Wenqui "Jack" Wang, all students at the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science at UNT, were among 317 students in the nation to receive Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, which are considered to be among the country's most prestigious scholarships awarded to students planning careers in mathematics, science and engineering. UNT is one of seven universities in the nation this year to have the maximum number of Goldwater Scholars, and has more scholars than any other Texas college or university.


Gov. Rick Perry has proposed changing university ‘special item' funding.


Yieu Chyan of Denton, a student at UNT's Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, is one of 40 students in the nation selected as a finalist in the 2007 Intel Science Talent Search. Chyan will present his research and compete for one of 10 scholarships ranging from $20,000 to $100,000.


The Siemens Westinghouse Competition in Math, Science & Technology recognizes research in mathematics and science by high school age students. TAMS had more semifinalists in this year's competition than any other school in Texas and the second largest number of semifinalists of any school in the nation. It tied with another school for having the largest number of regional finalists from a Texas school.


The students, all high school age, received stipends to work at least 40 hours a week in a UNT laboratory or other research laboratory this past summer, creating original research.