Seven students enrolled in the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science at the University of North Texas are among 300 students in the nation selected as semifinalists.
Four Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science students were named regional finalists and 14 were named semifinalists.
Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science students displaying the results of their summer research during the annual TAMS Research Forum.
Sponsored by UNT's Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, the Summer Math Institute gives students who are particularly talented in math to complete an entire semester's worth of Algebra I, geometry, Algebra II or pre-calculus in three weeks.
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.