Beta Theta Pi fraternity members honored with scholarships

The NC State Belltower at dusk and night. Photo by Marc Hall

NC State University announced Beta Theta Pi fraternity members Neil Baugh and Paul Nolan received the Goldwater Scholarship and Fulbright Scholarship respectively.

“Neil is… doing some incredible research in chemical engineering using soft robotics,” said Annie Carlson Welch, Associate Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research. “This summer, Neil is traveling with our office to the World Congress on Undergraduate Research (WCUR) being held in Germany.”

Welch says Baugh is one of three students representing NC State among the 244 student researchers at the conference. “He’s basically an incredible student,” she said.

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Not to be outdone, Paul Nolan received a Fulbright Scholarship to Norway for 2019-20. He currently serves as the AmeriCorps VISTA for the Institute on Emerging Issues located on NC State’s Centennial Campus and will leave for Norway in August 2019.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program, sponsored by the U.S. State Department, was established on August 1, 1946 to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. This program provides U.S. students and alums from all majors with funding to pursue grants (open study/degree, open research/projects, or English teaching assistantships) in countries all over the world.

Fraternity and Sorority Life sends a heartfelt congratulations to both of these amazing students and fraternity members!