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Jason Metcalfe, professor of mathematics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has received the 2019 Faculty Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring.
Andrew Pendergast, a third-year student at UNC-Chapel Hill, was recently selected for the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship. Pendergast, who is pursuing a major in chemistry, hopes to earn a doctorate of philosophy in analytical chemistry.
Elayna Locklear, a sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, has been awarded the Udall scholarship to help her pursue a career in osteopathic medicine to treat Native and minority populations in underserved areas. Sophomore Brooke Bauman has also been recognized with an honorable mention.
As more than 6,000 Tar Heels participated in Carolina’s graduation ceremony on Sunday, they were challenged to find not just their careers, but their callings, and to ask themselves what they are uniquely wired to do.
Geographer Conghe Song studies the relationship between land use, change in vegetation and climate change — and social impacts of environmental programs.
Associate professor of art Hong-An Truong has been awarded a prestigious 2019 fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applications in the foundation’s 95th competition.
By working in labs and Carolina’s makerspaces, graduating senior Abigail Gancz spent four years exploring and redefining her career path.