Two University of Tennessee, Knoxville, juniors—Benjamin Brock and Adam LaClair—have been named 2015 Goldwater Scholars. The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program awards scholarships to students studying mathematics, science and engineering. Each scholarship provides a $7,500 award for undergraduate study and research.
Brock, of Jefferson City, Tennessee, is a Haslam Scholar majoring in computer science. He has done research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the University of Edinburgh and UT.
LaClair, of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, is majoring in mathematics and computer science. He plans to pursue a doctorate in mathematics and wants to teach mathematics at the university level.
Junior Sahba Seddighi received an honorable mention. Seddighi, of Knoxville, Tennessee, is majoring in neuroplasticity and degenerative diseases through the College Scholars program. Seddighi plans to pursue a medical degree and a doctoral degree in neuroscience.
Congratulations to all!