Kudos to chemistry major Christina Slack, who won a Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation Scholarship through the United States Department of Defense. The SMART program is a national merit-based scholarship-for-service program that provides support for students who have demonstrated ability and special aptitude for excelling in STEM fields.
The scholarship provides full tuition and education related fees, a minimum $25,000 stipend, summer research internships (Tina will be working at an Office of Naval Research Lab this summer) and guaranteed employment in a DoD laboratory following graduation. This award is highly selective; last year only 12 percent of applicants were awarded scholarships, and only 2 percent of awardees were chemists. Tina was also one of two UW-Whitewater students to receive a Barry Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention earlier this semester.
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Kudos to Jo Ann Oravec, professor of information technology and supply chain management, who will present a paper at the The Economic and Business History Society on May 27 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Her paper is titled "Cybernetics, Artificial Intelligence, and Automation: Academic and Public Policy Controversies with Herbert Simon, Norbert Wiener, Robert Heilbroner, and Others."