Will Barbour is a senior studying Biosystems Engineering. William spent a summer internship at Oak Ridge National Laboratory working with the Mechanical Utilities Department and another summer studying abroad in Costa Rica, Belgium and the Netherlands. His senior thesis is based on the spatial analysis of water quality measurement with an aquatic mapping platform.
John Burnum is studying computer science, physics, and mathematics. He is currently researching digital information storage methods to increase tolerance of device failures.
Imani Chatman is a senior 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 is a fourth-year architecture student minoring in geography. A cancer survivor, Cayce is involved with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in various ways. Cayce has taught English to college students in China, is involved in an ongoing historical research project based in Rome, and will be studying abroad in Eastern Europe in Spring 2015.
Phoebe Fogelman is a Mechanical Engineering major with plans for a career involving close collaboration with other professions to address societal challenges. She spent a semester as a research assistant in the Systems Neuroscience and Psychopathology Lab at the Laureate Institute for Brain Research. Currently, she works as a teaching assistant for Introductory General Chemistry and is Engineers Day Chair for the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honors Society.
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 spent last semester 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 is pursuing his diverse interests in art, film, and culture by crafting his own degree through the College Scholars program.