Forty-six graduate students accepted awards for their academic achievements at the 18th annual Graduate Student Awards Reception. Graduate award winners are selected by committees comprised of faculty and students. They are judged on their grades, contributions, and leadership skills.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga received approval from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission to offer the Master of Science Degree in Mathematics with concentrations in four areas: Applied Mathematics, Applied Statistics, Algebra and Discrete Mathematics, and Education. This degree program is available now.
UTC senior and history major Mary Meaghan Kelly will receive this year’s prestigious Tennessee Chapter of the National Society of Colonial Dames scholarship for graduate study. The Colonial Dames rotates the award among Tennessee undergraduate institutions. This year UTC’s Mary Meaghan Kelly was selected by her faculty to be so honored.
Ipshita Thomas, a civil engineering graduate, has received a $10,000 scholarship from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), the top prize in ACEC’s 2009 national scholarship program. Earlier this year, Thomas received a $1,000 scholarship from ACEC of Tennessee, which qualified her to compete with engineering students from throughout the United States in the national scholarship program.
UTC Engineering Management graduate student Brent Bettis is serving as lead test and security engineer on a project for the U.S. Air Force as part of his duties as an associate with Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. Booz Allen Hamilton is a strategy and technology consulting firm with 95 years of experience offering services in strategy, operations, organization, information technology, systems engineering and program management.