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Four University of Rochester students earn NSF Research Fellowships

May 1, 2015

Four University of Rochester graduate students and seven alumni have been named recipients of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. Additionally, five current students and 11 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, NSF has provided fellowships to individuals selected early in their graduate careers based on their demonstrated potential for significant achievements in science and engineering. Of the more than 16,500 applicants this year, only 2,000 were awarded fellowships. The fellowship includes a three-year annual stipend of $34,000, a $12,000 educational allowance to the institution, and international research and professional development opportunities for recipients.

The following graduate students received fellowships:

  • Greenwood, Emily Joy; psychology, who earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Chicago
  • Johnson, Keywan Alexander; chemistry, who earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Delaware
  • Ranken, Evan Altair; physics, who earned his bachelor’s degree at Colorado College
  • Woodruff, Tessa M; chemistry, who earned her bachelor’s degree at Miami University

The following graduating senior received honorable mentions:

  • McClelland, Kevin Patrick; chemistry

The following graduate students received honorable mentions:

  • Melnick, Michael Dylan ‘10; psychology
  • Stowell, Rianne Denise; Moravian College; neurosciences
  • Mollica, Francis; SUNY at Buffalo; psycholinguistics
  • Liu, Linda; University of Chicago; psycholinguistics

The following recent alumni received fellowships:

  • Grigsby, Sierrah Marie ’13; biochemistry
  • Joseph, Sarah ’14; genetics
  • Lambert, Catherine Elizabeth ’14; geophysics
  • Lindsey, Nathaniel James ’10; geophysics
  • Sombric, Carly Jean ’13; bioengineering
  • Swartz, Stephanie ’13; optical engineering
  • VanderBurgh, Jacob ’14; biomedical engineering

The following recent alumni received honorable mentions:

  • Kelemen, Rachel Elizabeth ’13; chemistry;
  • Ribson, Ryan Dillon ’14; chemistry
  • LaPoint, Cameron ’13; economics
  • Webster, Kaitlyn Mae ’11; political science
  • Nicosia, John Michael ’13; biomedical engineering
  • Baum, Louis William ’13; physics and astronomy
  • MacNeill, Leigha Alexandra ’12; psychology
  • Winkelman, Max Andrew ’14; biomedical engineering
  • Colegrove, Owen Robert ’14; particle physics
  • Shanahan, James ’14; chemistry
  • Fleming, Justin Tracy ’13; neurosciences

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