11 CNAS Students Receive Prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships

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Five CNAS undergraduates headed to grad school and six current graduate students were awarded the highly-competitive National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRFP). 

This program provides recipients with three years of financial support within a five year fellowship period, supporting graduate study that leads to a research-based master's/doctoral degree in a STEM field.

According to the NSF GRFP press release, 2,000 awardees were chosen from more than 12,000 applicants hailing from all 50 U.S. states, as well as the District of Columbia and U.S. territories.

UCR recipients are listed below:

Recipient Bachelors Institution Field of Study Current Institution Status
Fischer, Natalie UCR Life Sciences - Organismal Biology UCR Recipient
Gallegos, Alejandro Aron UCR Engineering - Chemical Engineering UCR Recipient
McGuire, Rosa Maria UCR Life Sciences - Ecology UCR Recipient
Sweitzer, Shannon UCR Mathematical Sciences - Applied Mathematics UCR Recipient
Valdez, Joseph UCR Life Sciences - Neurosciences UCR Recipient
Meza, Leticia Chicago State University Life Sciences - Developmental Biology UCR Recipient
Adams, Julia Wellesley College Life Sciences - Ecology UCR Recipient
Cowger, Win Colton Iowa State University Geosciences - Hydrology UCR Recipient
Dundon, Morgan Towson University Materials Research - Biomaterials UCR Recipient
Frausto-Vicenio, Isis UC Los Angeles Geo Sciences - Atmospheric Chemistry UCR Recipient
Nguyen, Thien-Y Catherine UC Davis Life Sciences - Ecology UCR Recipient


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