Annabel Wang and Sivabalan Manivasagam, two Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science students at the University of North Texas, have been named 2014 Barry M. Goldwater Scholars.
Goldwaters are considered to be among the country's most prestigious scholarships awarded to students planning careers in mathematics, science and engineering. All college sophomores and juniors are eligible to compete for the scholarships, which provide up to $7,500 for tuition, fees, books and room and board.
"These awards demonstrate that undergraduate research at UNT is on a level with the best research universities in the nation," said TAMS Dean Richard Sinclair.
Wang conducts research on thermoelectric generators with Haley Lobland, UNT research associate, and Witold Brostow, professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in UNT's College of Engineering. Lobland also is an alumnus of TAMS and UNT, and is previous winner of a Goldwater Scholarship.
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