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.
SixtyTexas students to attend math camp at UNT
Sixty high school and middle school students from across Texas will spend July 9-29 at UNT, trying to complete up to a semester's worth of high school math in three weeks. The Summer Math Institute is sponsored by UNT's Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science.
Amber Houghstow of Arlington, who will graduate from TAMS May 12, received a $1,000 scholarship for being named one of 60 regional semifinalists in the 2006 Young Epidemiology Scholars Competition. Houghstow's project for the competition focuses on smoking among UNT students.
Dr. Tom Rhyne, a retired faculty member at Texas A&M University who began his science career by building his own computer as a 15-year-old, will give the commencement address to approximately 160 graduating students.
Evan Gawlik received a $20,000 scholarship for placing in the top 10 out of 40 finalists in this year's competition, which recognizes research in math, science and engineering by high school students.