Ali McAtee

Ali McAtee, a junior in the College of Engineering, is an Honors College Fellow and an Arkansas Governor’s Distinguished Scholar. Working with her research mentor, Jamie Hestekin, a chemical engineering professor, McAtee conducts research on alternative biofuels. Ali received special recognition from the Barry Goldwater Scholarship Foundation as an honorable mention. She was one of three students from the University of Arkansas to be recognized by Goldwater, a nationally competitive program recognizing top students in math science and engineering. Ali plans to earn her doctorate in environmental science and will one day become a professor herself, conducting research on energy issues.