Students Earn Prestigious Awards

Cory Duckworth
  • Cory Duckworth, B.S. Biology ’19, won an extremely competitive National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. A veteran and native of North Georgia, he is also a McNair Scholar who plans to earn a Ph.D. in Ecology and Conservation. Duckworth worked on several research projects with biology department faculty mentors, Jessica Patterson and Dr. David Patterson in the UNG SCALE Lab.

Tyler Wilson
Amanda Ash
  • Amanda Ash and Tyler Wilson, were named as prestigious Goldwater Scholars! A junior physics major and honors program student from Woodstock, Georgia, Ash has focused on astrophysics research with Dr. Greg Feiden. Her past research experiences include a UNG Faculty Undergraduate Summer Engagement (FUSE) project and a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

Wilson, is a sophomore physics major and honors program student from Cumming, Georgia. He focused on particle physics research in a UNG FUSE 2019 project with physics faculty Dr. Sonny Mantry and Dr. Mark Spraker.

  • Jerry Magana, Carter Hinsley, Khang Pham and Robert Weinmann are mathematics students who teamed up to participate in the preeminent Putnam Mathematical Competition in December 2019. Under the guidance of Dr. Nham Ngo, in the Mathematics Department, the team did well, placing in the top 50% of all teams from across the U.S. and Canada. Khang Pham placed in the top 20% out of more than 4,000 students. Congratulations, team!