Undergraduates in the News: 2011-2012


U.Va. Biomedical Engineering Major to Receive Astronaut Scholarship

September 16, 2011 — Biomedical engineering major Hannah Meredith is the first University of Virginia student to receive a scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. Read more.

Seven U.Va. Scholars Receive Fulbright Awards

September 27, 2011 — Seven University of Virginia scholars – two graduate students and five recent graduates – have received Fulbright Scholarships to study abroad.

U.Va. Undergraduates Explore Research Options at Fair

November 4, 2011 — The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Fair on Wednesday was a chance for University of Virginia departments and centers to interest students in their research, and for students to survey their options.

Interview with Kenan Award recipient Anna Bonewitz

Hear Anna Bonewitz tell about the early U.Va. professor who kept an owl, bear, and room of snakes in his Pavilion home.

46 U.Va. Undergraduates Receive Funding for Their Research

March 14, 2012 — Forty-six University of Virginia undergraduates have received funding to support their independent research this summer, including 44 who received 38 Harrison Undergraduate Research Awards and two more students who had their research underwritten by the Stull family of Dallas and the Finger family of Houston.

University of Virginia Student Joseph Riley Selected as Truman Scholar

March 29, 2012 — Joseph Riley, a third-year student in the University of Virginia's College of Arts & Sciences, is a 2012 Truman Scholarship winner.

University of Virginia Student Rowan Sprague to Receive Udall Scholarship

April 3, 2012 — Rowan Sprague, a civil and environmental engineering major in the University of Virginia's School of Engineering and Applied Science, has received a 2012 Udall Scholarship.

U.Va. Undergraduate Reedy Swanson Earns Carnegie Fellowship

April 4, 2012 — University of Virginia undergraduate Reedy Swanson is one of 12 students selected nationwide for a research fellowship at the prestigious Carnegie Endowment for International Peace next year. The winners were selected from a pool of about 225 nominees. 

David Wu Receives Goldwater Scholarship

April 6, 2012 — University of Virginia undergraduate David Wu has received a research scholarship from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation for 2012.

U.Va. Students Receive Scholarships for Overseas Language Studies

April 11, 2012 — Eight University of Virginia students are among approximately 575 U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who will go overseas this summer to study languages with Critical Language Scholarships from the United States Department of State.

U.Va. Awards Eight 'Double-'Hoo' Research Grants

April 23, 2012 — The University of Virginia has awarded eight "Double-'Hoo" research awards, which fund pairings of undergraduate and graduate students who collaborate on research projects.

Class of 2012: Artist Hannah Barefoot Joins Craft and Nature in Her Work 

April 23, 2012 — Creating imagined environments that are based on a thirst for learning and producing the tools to make her art are a passion for Hannah Barefoot, a studio art major in the University of Virginia's College of Arts & Sciences who will graduate May 20.

University Presents Eight Arts Awards

May 3, 2012 — Nine University of Virginia students have received eight grants from the Undergraduate Award for Arts Projects program, which supports projects of creative expression, such as filmmaking, writing and dance.

Two Students Receive Davis Prize

May 8, 2012 — Two University of Virginia fourth-year students have received the Davis Prize for Peace to create a health education and water filtration program in San Lucas Tolimán, Guatemala, a rural lakeside town.

Ten U.Va. Graduate Students Earn NSF Fellowships 

May 8, 2012 — Twelve University of Virginia graduate and graduating fourth-year students have earned National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships beginning this fall.

Eight U.Va. Scholars Receive Fulbright Awards

May 14, 2012 — Eight University of Virginia scholars – four graduate students, three undergraduates and an alumnus – have received Fulbright Scholarships to study abroad.

Research Experiences for Undergrads Is Hallmark of Mountain Lake Biological Station 

July 12, 2012 — It is 8 p.m. on a Tuesday in June at the University of Virginia's Mountain Lake Biological Station and associate director Eric Nagy, a biology research assistant professor in the College of Arts & Sciences, is leading a class of undergraduate students who have come from around the country as budding researchers.

His Research at School of Medicine Enriches Undergraduate's Biology Studies 

August 1, 2012 — Hans Verkerke's history of researching and publishing about amebiasis, an intestinal infection that often affects children in developing countries, predates even his enrollment at the University of Virginia.