Article by Madison Beckner
Dell Zimmerman, a chemical engineering major at UTC, has been selected as one of the recipients of the 2020 Goldwater Scholarship. Zimmerman is one of the first students from UTC to receive this honor since 2008.
Zimmerman received his award through his work with nanoparticles, mentored by Dr. Soubantika Palchoudhury. Over the last two and a half years of research, Zimmerman has been published in two papers. One paper examines nanoparticle fertilizers for beans while the other discusses simulating nanoparticle flow through simulated taste.
Candidates for the Goldwater Scholarship are evaluated based on a culmination of their research experience, community involvement, and extracurricular endeavors. The national scholarship is a competitive search for top students in the fields of mathematics, natural sciences, or engineering. For consideration, students must be nominated by their university.
In recognition of his hard work, Zimmerman could receive up to $15,000 to assist him in his future academic affairs and continued success.