UT Dallas McDermott Scholars

The 2013 McDermott Scholars

The 2013 class of Scholars is made up of 9 women and 11 men. It includes 11 students from Texas, 9 from out of state, and 1 from Romania. Collectively, this group has an average two-part SAT score of 1520. 17 of the 20 have received recognition from the National Merit Scholar program, 5 were high school valedictorians, and 2 were Presidential Scholar nominees. Click here to learn about the '13 Scholars.


Vedika Agrawal

Hometown: Plano, Texas
High School: Plano East Senior High School
Major: Molecular Biology & Biology

Kathleen Alva

Hometown: Glendora, California
High School: Glendora High School
Major: Literary Studies & Arts and Performance

Pramukh Atluri

Hometown: Dallas, Texas
High School: St. Mark’s School of Texas
Major: Psychology

Marisa Campain

Hometown: Windsor, Colorado
High School: Fossil Ridge High School
Major: Neurology & Biology

Eric Chen

Hometown: Plano, Texas
High School: Plano Senior High School
Major: Electrical Engineering

Tyler Criss

Hometown: McKinney, Texas
High School: McKinney North High School
Major: Biomedical Engineering

Nancy Fairbank

Hometown: Springfield, Missouri
High School: Central High School
Major: Political Science

Caitlynn Fortner

Hometown: Houston, Texas
High School: The Culver Academies, Indiana
Major: International Political Economy

Samantha Hartke

Hometown: Chugiak, Alaska
High School: Chugiak High School
Major: Biomedical Engineering & Geology

Lyndsey Ibarra

Hometown: Little Elm, Texas
High School: Lone Star High School
Major: Business Administration & Finance

Andrew Johannesen

Hometown: Overland Park, Kansas
High School: Olathe North High School
Major: Physics and Chemistry

Anupam Kumar

Hometown: New York, New York
High School: NEST+m High School
Major: Biomedical Engineering

Priya Mathew

Hometown: Flower Mound, Texas
High School: Flower Mound High School
Major: Neuroscience

Stephen McMahon

Hometown: Homewood, Alabama
High School: Altamont High School
Major: Chemistry

Adam Mendonca

Hometown: Fayetteville, Arkansas
High School: Haas Hall Academy
Major: Electrical Engineering

Lauren O’Neal

Hometown: Austin, Texas
High School: Lake Travis High School
Major: Biomedical Engineering & Biology

Andrei Rosu

Hometown: Bacau, Romania
High School: Colegiul National 'Gheorghe Vranceanu'
Major: Psychology

Andrew Vaccaro

Hometown: Radford, Virginia
High School: Radford High School
Major: Software Engineering

Andrew Wei

Hometown: Allen, Texas
High School: Plano East Senior High School
Major: Electrical Engineering