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Two Austin Peay State University Students earn prestigious Goldwater Scholarships

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Administrators at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) were probably pretty excited last month when they learned one of their students had earned a highly competitive Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.

To the south, officials at the University of Tennessee likely experienced a similar rush when they heard one of their students was also named a Goldwater Scholar.

APSU students Kristen Knight and Chris Hayes were both named Barry M. Goldwater Scholars. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU)

APSU students Kristen Knight and Chris Hayes were both named Barry M. Goldwater Scholars. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU)

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APSU Students earn honorable mention at International Mathematical Contest in Modeling

 

Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Of the 3,697 teams that participated in the 28th annual international Mathematical Contest in Modeling this February, only 9 percent came from colleges and universities in the United States. They represented schools a person might expect to see in such a contest, such as MIT and Virginia Tech.

But when the results of the competition were announced recently, an unexpected name appeared on the list of “Honorable Mention” recipients – Austin Peay State University. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Students part of new service learning program for International Projects

 

Written by APSU Student Mary Barczak

Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University recently launched the inaugural APSU Goes Global program, an international service-learning opportunity now open to juniors in the President’s Emerging Leaders Program (PELP) and TRiO Student Support Services.

APSU Goes Global is led by Dr. Matthew Kenney, director of the President’s Emerging Leaders Program and associate professor of political science.

The build team from the APSU Goes Global program stands on the foundation of the house that they helped to complete. (Contributed photo)

The build team from the APSU Goes Global program stands on the foundation of the house that they helped to complete. (Contributed photo)

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Two Austin Peay State University students earn prestigious Goldwater Scholarships

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Harvard University had a couple of students receive prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships this year. So did MIT and Princeton. Another school on that list to have an unprecedented two students receive scholarships was Austin Peay State University, with physics majors Drew Kerr and Mason Yost.

“The Goldwater Scholarship is for rising juniors and seniors, and it’s very competitive and prestigious,” Dr. Matthew Kenney, APSU political science associate professor and the University’s Goldwater Scholarship representative, said. “It carries with it a $7,500 scholarship.”

APSU physics students Drew Kerr (left) and Mason Yost are recipients of the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship this year. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU).

APSU physics students Drew Kerr (left) and Mason Yost are recipients of the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship this year. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU).

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Austin Peay State University students earn top awards at Tennessee Academy of Science Conference

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Last October, a group of Austin Peay State University mathematics and computer science students headed south to Jackson, TN, to attend the 121st annual meeting of the Tennessee Academy of Science. The event, hosted by Union University, brought together some 200 researchers and college students from across the state for two intense days of academic presentations.

Everyone seemed to have a good time, but earlier this month, several of those students learned that the conference was more fruitful than they realized. That’s because the awards for presentations were recently announced, with first-, second- and third-place prizes all going to APSU students. «Read the rest of this article»

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