|Ten Individuals Receive Prestigious NSF Graduate Fellowships|
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced its Graduate Fellowship recipients for 2012. Several current students and recent alumni of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have received fellowships that will allow them to pursue graduate studies in the biomedical field.
New fellows include three current graduate students: Kevin Eckes, a second-year doctoral student in Professor Laura Suggs’ lab; Rick Hennessey, a first-year doctoral student in Professor Mia Markey’s lab, and Jardin Leleux, a second-year doctoral student in Professor Krishnendu Roy’s lab.
Five graduating seniors in the undergraduate program have received fellowships, including: Heather Hutson, who has been working in Professor Nicholas A. Peppas’ laboratory; Jackie Leverett, who has been working in Professor Kenneth Diller’s laboratory; Marcela Mendoza, who has been working in Professor Krishnendu Roy’s laboratory; Kelly Moynihan, who has been working in Professor George Georgiou’s laboratory; and Ryan Truby, who has been working in Professor Stanislav Emelianov’s laboratory.
Additionally two recent alumni were awarded fellowships: Matt DeWitt, a 2011 alumnus who is attending graduate school at Virginia Tech, and Shivani Gupta, a 2011 alumna who is currently attending graduate school at the University of Washington.
Several prospective graduate students who are planning to join the department for graduate studies in the fall also received NSF Fellowships.This is the largest number of NSF Fellowships awarded to students since the Department of Biomedical Engineering became a combined program offering both undergraduate and graduate degrees in 2001.
“The spectacular success of our undergraduate and graduate students in this prestigious national competition is one more indication of the high academic standards we exercise in our program,” said Nicholas A. Peppas, Chair of the Biomedical Engineering Department.
The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program helps ensure vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. Fellows receive support for three years that includes annual stipends of $30,000, full tuition, medical insurance coverage, opportunities for international research and professional development, and TeraGrid Supercomputer access.
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