Congratulations to Shrika Eddula, Chemistry TAMS students working with Dr. William Acree's Research Group, for being one of 2 UNT recipients of the 2021 Goldwater Scholarship Award. Shrika 'innovatively used plant cuticle membrane to develop "a novel end-to-end solution for predicting and mapping the uptake of hazardous organic pollutants." Her research and its proposed solutions stand "to alleviate the growing concern for food safety." Shrika is the co-author of nine peer-reviewed scholarly articles, including two published in Physics and Chemistry of Liquids and the European Chemical Bulletin.' - James Duban, TAMS Associate Dean for Research and National Scholarship
According to the Goldwater Foundation website, "The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation was established by Congress in 1986 to serve as a living memorial to honor the lifetime work of Senator Barry Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years in the U.S. Senate."
The complete list of 2021 Goldwater Scholarship Award recipients by Institution State includes a brief description of each recipient's career goals.