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Pinson native one of 15 UA students recognized for research

By Gary Lloyd

TUSCALOOSA — Fifteen University of Alabama undergraduate researchers received recognition through the Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award Program, and one is from Pinson.

Leighton Wilson, a junior from Pinson, earned recognition for her research titled “An Exploration of Various Operator Splitting Schemes for Solving the Nonlinear Poisson-Boltzmann Equation.” Wilson was nominated by Dr. Shan Zhao, associate professor of mathematics.

University of Alabama President Judy Bonner congratulates Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award recipients and sponsors. Seated: Shuwen Yue, Elizabeth Haley, Nicole Kernahan and Morgan Whitaker. Second row: Randall-Reilly Publishing chairman and CEOMike Reilly, Samantha Tilson, Meredith Rickard, Bonner, Molly Cook, Abigail Shelton, Lindsey Cobb, Ronneshia Jackson, Dr. Cathy Randall (director emerita, Computer-Based Honors Program) and Josh Moon. Back row: Leighton Wilson, Michael Raddatz, Robert Rosati and Tom Ludwig.
photo courtesy of the University of Alabama

The program recognizes the best research activity conducted by University of Alabama undergraduates, who are nominated by faculty and staff research directors.

In 1997, the Randall Publishing Co., now Randall-Reilly Publishing, and the H. Pettus Randall III family created the Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award Program in memory of Henry Pettus Randall Jr., a distinguished UA alumnus and creator of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

A panel of UA research faculty and past winners of the Burnum Distinguished Faculty Award select the winners.

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