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|
For more information about the NSF GRFP click here.