Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and an alumnus of the College of Science (BS `55, MBA `59, PhD `63), received an honorary doctorate Thursday at the University of Utah Commencement. In the linked video, President Eyring recounts his own education and his relationship with the U. Congratulations!
ARUP Laboratories has recently funded more than 700 scholarships for U students, including many in the College of Science. Based on merit and financial need, these scholarships are significantly aiding recruitment and student achievement here at the University of Utah.
For his outstanding achievements, U Mathematics student Drew Ellingson has been named this year's College of Science Research Scholar. Drew has worked with Drs. Steffen Marcus and Aaron Bertram in the area of Intersection Theory and Tropical Geometry. This fall, he plans to begin his Ph.D. work in Mathematics at the University of MIchigan - Ann Arbor. Congratulations, Drew!
For his deep involvement with and encouragement of student education at the U, Dr. Richard J. Ingebretsen, has been named the Salt Lake University Institute of Religion's Excellence in Education Awardee. Associate Dean of the College of Science, Ingebretsen is also a Professor of Physics & Astronomy and a practicing physician.
Earning degrees in Biology and Spanish with a minor in International Studies, Jason Chen is one of this year's exceptional College of Science graduates. Chen received prestigious Fulbright Scholarship, which he will use to work and study in Mexico, starting this August, and will attend medical school afterwards. Congratulations, Jason!
Long believed to be impossible, Utah astrophysicists Ben Bromley and Scott Kenyon have determined that rocky planets can form in binary star systems, meaning that two-sun planets, like Tatooine in the 'Star Wars' franchise, may be common in the universe.