NSF Awards Graduate Research Fellowships to 10 Rochester Students, Alumni
Two University of Rochester students and eight alumni have been named recipients of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. Additionally, 13 current students and recent alumni were given honorable mentions by the NSF.
The fellowship, which is part of a federally sponsored program, provides up to three years of graduate study support for students pursing doctoral or research-based master's degrees. Since the program's inception in 1952, it has supported nearly 50,000 students conducting research in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and selected social science disciplines. Of the more than 12,000 applicants, only 2,000 were awarded fellowships. The fellowship includes a three-year annual stipend of $30,000, a $12,000 educational allowance to the institution, and international research and professional development opportunities.
The following graduating senior received a fellowship:
Sarah E. Walters '13, bachelor of science in optical engineering. Walters, a native of Webster, N.Y., will remain at Rochester for her Ph.D. studies.
The following graduate student received a fellowship:
Rebecca L. Kreuzer, doctoral degree candidate in geological sciences. Kreuzer, a native of Honeoye Falls, N.Y., is a 2012 graduate of SUNY Geneseo.
The following recent alumni, who are currently pursing advanced degrees elsewhere, received fellowships:
Patrick C. Gregg '11, bachelor of science in optics and bachelor of arts in Japanese and physics
Daniel S. Reynolds '12, bachelor of science in biomedical engineering, minor in mechanical engineering
Seth J. Kallman '09, bachelor of arts in brain and cognitive sciences, minor in film and media studies
Maria L. Strangas '10, bachelor of science in ecology and evolutionary biology, minor in anthropology
Eshin Jolly '10, bachelor of arts in psychology and brain and cognitive sciences, minor in music
Zachary R. Lynch '11, bachelor of science in ecology and evolutionary biology
Sean P. Rodrigues, '12, bachelor of science in chemical engineering
Erin M. Sanehira '11, bachelor of science in electrical and computer engineering, minor in psychology
The following graduating seniors received honorable mentions:
Ian A. Marozas '13, bachelor of science in biomedical engineering, minor in chemical engineering
Kaitlyn M. Werner '13, bachelor of arts in psychology
The following graduate students received honorable mentions:
Andrew R. Durney, doctoral degree candidate in chemical engineering
Timothy R. Kopp, doctoral degree candidate in computer science
Ian E. Perera, doctoral degree candidate in computer science
Jennifer H. Suor, doctoral degree candidate in psychology
The following recent alumni, many of whom are currently pursing advanced degrees elsewhere, received honorable mentions:
Caitlin A. Cavanagh '11, bachelor of arts in psychology and Spanish
Isthier Chaudhury '11, bachelor of science in chemical engineering and bachelor of arts in Chinese studies
Matthew D. DeMars II '12, bachelor of science in biochemistry, bachelor of arts in chemistry, minor in music
Jonathan M. Goldberg '12 , bachelor of science in chemistry, minor in Spanish
Jaclyn S. Lerea '11, bachelor of science in biochemistry, minor in chemistry
Kyle I. Murray '12, bachelor of science in computer science
David J. Reiner '10, bachelor of science in neuroscience, minor is psychology
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