Will Barbour is a junior in Biosystems Engineering, also studying for a minor in Environmental Engineering. He has worked for almost two years in a research lab dealing with projects for the Army Corps of Engineers, Tennessee Wildlife and Fisheries, and the National Parks Service.
2011 Haslam Scholars
John Burnum is currently following an aggressive curriculum towards a triple major in Computer Science, Physics, and Mathematics. This past summer, he researched digital memory systems at the University of Tennessee.
Imani Chatman is a junior Haslam Scholar pursuing a pre-medicine track in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. In addition to schoolwork, Imani is part of a research project headed by Dr. Jie Zhuang in the Department of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment.
Cayce Davis is a 3rd-year in the College of Architecture and Design and is involved with numerous campus organizations. He plans to research the architectural and sociological implications of urban decay and war in the histories of areas like the American Rust Belt, Eastern Europe, and Russia.
Phoebe Folgelman decided to join the Haslam Scholars Program at the University of Tennessee as a chemical engineering student after seeing the program as “a unique opportunity because the participants are continuously challenged to think about and respond to problems to which viable solutions do not currently exist.”
Evan Ford is pursuing degrees in Philosophy and Economics, with plans to pursue a career in music before returning to academia to research and write about cultural and social philosophy. Evan also tutors at Pond Gap Elementary School , is a columnist for the Daily Beacon, is student representative on the Life of the Mind Selection Committee, and is research editor of Pursuit.
Shivani Goyal is majoring in Psychology and minoring in Spanish. She is an active member of the Honors Council Community Service Committee and the Honors Ambassadors Program. She is currently studying abroad in Chile in a Spanish immersion program.
Emma Hollmann is majoring in Chemical Engineering with a Biomolecular concentration. Emma is involved in Pursuit: Journal for Undergraduate Research, Society of Women Engineers, and the Honors Ambassadors Program. Additionally, she participates in undergraduate research related to alternative energy.
Chis Ludtka is majoring in Chemical Engineering with a Biomolecular concentration. He plans to attend either medical school pursuing an M.D. or graduate school to obtain a Ph.D. This summer, he worked at the office of Knoxville Public Defender Mark Stephens, where he led a book drive for inmates in the county jail system.
Tyrel Prentiss chose the Haslam Scholars Program because he “wanted the breadth of opportunities offered by a top research university combined with the personal attention of a small, liberal arts campus.”