Austin Evans (BS ’16) is a 2016 recipient of the Marcus L. Urann Fellowship, awarded by the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Evans is among 51 students nationwide to receive $15,000 of academic support for their first year of graduate or professional study. The fellowship is named in honor of Marcus Urann who founded Phi Kappa Phi in 1897 as a student at the University of Maine.
Evans is a 2016 Rhodes Scholarship finalist and a recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. He is a 2015 Goldwater Scholar and two-time winner of the Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) scholarship hosted by the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst – DAAD). Evans also was recognized as a 2015 Governor’s Cup finalist and has received international recognition for his undergraduate research in mercury pollution prevention.
Evans earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and biochemistry from TU and will pursue a doctorate in materials science at Northwestern University this fall.