UC student is Goldwater Scholar
Brad Theilman, a pre-junior studying biomedical engineering and mathematics, has been named a 2012 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar. The Goldwater Scholarship is awarded to outstanding sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research-oriented careers in math, natural sciences and engineering.
"Humans can build computers that do wonderful things, but the human mind doesn't work anything like a computer and it can solve problems that no computer can solve," said Theilman, who intends to become a research professor studying how information is processed in biological neural networks.
Read more about Theilman and UC's Office of Nationally Competitive Awards.
Consummate UC couple finds 'win-win' investment
Bill and Edlyn Simmons are accomplished and dedicated alumni as well as successful investors. Their UC passion and investment savvy combined when they discovered Charitable Remainder Trusts as a way to help Bearcat students and realize income from their gift.
Bill's engineering degree at UC was complemented by Edlyn's education in research chemistry. Their subsequent careers enabled them to turn some of their investments into a recent gift to their alma mater. "The university invests the money we provided initially, and the returns are sent to us," Edlyn said. "We use that money as we wish. When we're gone, the remainder will belong to UC."
"If we can help somebody now who is really worthy of it and needs that financial assistance, it's a win-win for the students and us," Bill said. "Plus, it just feels good."
Read more about their story and charitable trusts, and watch a video.